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…

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…

202006.24
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BSN City Group and JLG: Connecting across the distances

Connecting across the distances is now more important than ever. While social distancing has affected BSN City Group’s programme of events for 2020, we are looking to organise events and webinars to support our members working remotely. In these challenging times, BSN City group recognises the importance of coming together as a community.  We cannot underestimate how…

202003.31
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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…

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…

201908.01
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BSN North Summer Interprofessional Event

BSN North held its first-ever summer interprofessional networking event earlier this month. With over 100 sign-ups, the positive response to the event highlighted the great demand for professional events that provide an inclusive space for BAME professionals within the North West. Hosted at the classy Refinery bar in Manchester, professionals from a range of industries…

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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…