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BSN Spring Newsletter 2020

Dear members, As we come to terms with the unprecedented and profound impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we at BSN are focusing on how we can best support each other.  In light of the Government’s recent compulsory measures prohibiting, among other things, public gatherings of more than two people, and the uncertainty surrounding this…

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Mayson Review | Cordella Bart-Stewart

What is it about – The regulation of legal services and those who provide them. The Legal Services Act 2007 created a new framework for the regulation of legal services and those who provide them. It sets out eight regulatory objectives that regulators must promote, affirmed the six pre-existing ‘reserved legal activities’, which are legal…

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Criminal Legal Aid Review – An Accelerated package of measures amending the criminal legal aid fee schemes | Joe Mensah-Dankwah

Our Response About Us The Black Solicitors’ Network (BSN) was formed in 1995 to promote the interests of black solicitors, to support and share information and to participate in consultations, initiated by the Law Society and other Government bodies, in relation to matters which affect black solicitors. Between 2003 & 2013, the BSN was recognised…

202002.17
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BSN Creating Pathways Committee: We’re recruiting

Creating Pathways was conceived in 2014, and is considered the first initiative of its kind for BAME lawyers working in private practice and in-house. BAME lawyers suffer higher attrition rates than their non-BAME colleagues. In response to this stark truth, the Creating Pathways programme is designed to fuel the pipeline of BAME lawyers into partnership…

201911.04
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Celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the UK Diversity Legal Awards.  An initiative of the Black Solicitors Network, these Awards remain the only industry awards in the UK which focus solely on recognising, promoting and celebrating outstanding achievement in equality, diversity and inclusion across the legal profession. 2019 is a bumper year for these…

201910.15
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Paulette Mastin: UK Legal Employers Can Do More to Advance the Careers of Lawyers of Colour

Interview by the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute, 2019 – a direct link to this article is provided within Paulette Mastin, Counsel at Linklaters within the Capital Markets practice, started her career with an investment bank but found her calling to the law when she was assisted on a House of Lords case involving derivative…