You are invited to join us on Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 6pm in partnership with Facebook as we go behind the scenes with Anna Benckert, VP, Head of Legal, EMEA at Facebook who will host a panel discussion with Barry Fishley, Partner and Head of the Technology and IP Transactions Practice in London, Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP, Geofrey Banzi, Legal Technologist, KPMG and Nicolette Myrie, Data Protection Counsel, Facebook to discuss and share experiences within private practice and working in-house, exploring:

  • The opportunities and challenges of working in Tech law
  • The fluidity of a career in Tech law
  • How they tackle issues, and how diversity in teams shapes and defines the work that they do
  • Supporting the career development of black professionals in a remote environment

To register your place, click here.  Passcode:  TECHLAW

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University of Bristol Law School announces new membership with the Black Solicitors Network

Read here on the University of Bristol’s website The Law School is pleased to announce it is now a member of the Black Solicitors Network (BSN), aiming to increase the accessibility of events, opportunities and mentoring offered by the BSN to the black and minority ethnic student community. As a Corporate Member of BSN, the University of Bristol Law…

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CORDELLA BART-STEWART OBE

We are delighted to announce that Cordella Bart-Stewart, Tribunal Judge (Immigration and Asylum) and director and co-founder of the Black Solicitors Network (BSN), has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 2021 New Year Honours list for services to the Legal Profession and to Diversity and Education. Congratulating Cordella Bart-Stewart OBE, Paulette Mastin, Chair of…

202012.28
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BSN Winter Newsletter 2020

Dear Members, Season’s greetings! I’m sure you’ll agree that 2020 has been a year like no other. As an organisation and within our communities we have faced unprecedented challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and, in its midst, the brutal killing of George Floyd which catalysed the global anti-racism protests over the summer.  The death…

202012.23
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Applications Now Closed: Accutrainee Scholarship Programme

BSN is pleased to support the Accutrainee Scholarship Programme Accutrainee                                                                               In 2012 Accutrainee introduced an innovative concept to the legal industry, creating a unique training contract for aspiring solicitors. To date we have helped over 100 legal professionals qualify as solicitors giving them opportunities at a wide range of companies from FTSE100 to start-ups…

202011.15
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BSN’s Big Conversation: How do we operationalise vocal commitments on race in the law? BHM – October 21st 2020

Resonating with its Open Letter “A call to action for racial diversity” published in June to the legal profession and to mark BSN’s 25th Anniversary, BSN’s Big Conversation explored issues of race equality and equity in the legal profession and the criminal justice system, and tangible steps that our profession and those in authority can…

202011.05
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BSN Connect – the online directory of BME legal service providers. Join today!

W: www.bsnconnect.co.uk In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer, many organisations have pledged to recruit and promote more Black and minority ethnic (BME) talent, engage BME talent on their mandates and support and use BME-owned businesses as suppliers.   As we all know, there is a wealth of talent in the…

202010.16
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The Law Society Excellence Awards – Excellence in D&I: Highly Commended

The Black Solicitors Network received the Highly Commended recognition in the category of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion at The Law Society’s Excellence Awards 2020 virtual ceremony on Tuesday 13 October, which is fantastic news. BSN were highly commended for our outstanding work in raising awareness, influencing the legal sector and demonstrating effective action for…

202009.14
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BSN Newsletter – Autumn 2020

Dear Members,  After what has been a turbulent year so far, I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well.  There have been many challenges facing black and minority ethnic communities in recent months with the disproportionate impact of COVID-19, the murder of George Floyd and continuing accounts of police brutality and…