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…

202008.18
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The Law Society request for information re SMP cuts

The Law Society is trying to understand the impact that the drop in billing due to Covid-19 has had on SMPs. If you would like to participate and are happy to talk to the Law Society, please answer the below questions by e-mail: defendinglegalaid@lawsociety.org.uk Has your SMP been cut by the LAA since the start…

Junior lawyers – SBA has got your back
202006.21
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Junior lawyers – SBA has got your back

Do you work closely with Junior Lawyers? If so, SBA – The Solicitors’ Charity needs your help in reaching those at the start of their careers. Please share this post with your colleagues. By now, you may be aware of SBA’s COVID-19 Support Hub and £1 million Personal Hardship Fund for those affected by coronavirus. Since launching these a few months…

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…

201907.22
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Newsletter – Summer 2019

Dear Colleague, We hope you’re enjoying the great British summer so far! We are delighted to share with you our pipeline of initiatives and events for the coming months. We hope you will agree these present exciting opportunities to get involved with BSN’s unique platform of services which benefit its members and stakeholders alike. We appreciate and…

201812.24
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BSN’s December 2018 Newsletter

Diversity and inclusion role models, champions and leaders were honoured at the 9th Annual UK Diversity Legal Awards ceremony on Tuesday, 21 November at the prestigious Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London! This year we were delighted to showcase an incredible line-up of finalists representing a broad spectrum of diversity, including gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental…

201810.23
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Big Voice London: Model Law Commission

Big Voice London, a youth legal and social mobility charity is looking for volunteers for their upcoming Model Law Commission conference. Big Voice London seeks to engage young people from non-traditional backgrounds in law and legal policy, with the aim of improving access to the profession. For more information please visit www.bigvoicelondon.co.uk. The charity is…