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BSN Hot Topics: Countdown to SQE with the SRA | 2 June 21 at 6pm | Event recording

Thank you to those who attended yesterday evening’s event BSN Hot Topics: Introduction to SQE with Julie Brannan, Director of Education and Training, Solicitors Regulation Authority and Jo Connolloy, Vice Chair of the Sole Practitioners Group.  The event was hosted by BSN Director and Co-founder, Cordella Bart-Stewart OBE. We hope you enjoyed the event if…

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The Need for Disruption: Diversity League Table/Study 2020 Launch

BLACK SOLICITORS NETWORK LAUNCHES LATEST DIVERSITY LEAGUE TABLE / STUDY Click here to view the digital copy! Offering a new and compelling insight into the state of diversity and inclusion (D&I) within the legal sector, the latest edition of the Diversity League Table (DLT), DLT2020, is now available. Published by the Black Solicitors Network (BSN)…

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Event recording now available! Imposter Syndrome: Finding your power with Caroline Flanagan | 29 April 6pm

If you missed this event, it was supercharged with inspiration and guidance on the root causes of Imposter Syndrome and how to solve it.  If you wish to watch this event recording or share it with your friends and colleagues, it is now available!  Click here to watch on YouTube. At the end of Caroline’s main talk, she set…

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Event recording now available | BSN Grassroots | Insiders: Life as a Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer | 16 April

BSN Grassroots’ ‘Insider: Law Practice Areas’ series showcases legal professionals who have developed their practices across a range of areas, including crime, restructuring and insolvency, immigration and asylum, commercial litigation, family and banking and finance. This series is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the range of practice areas available to train, qualify and…

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Event recording now available | BSN/Solicitors Regulation Authority Hot Topics: Upholding professional standards | 20 April

Jane Malcolm Executive Director, External and Corporate Affairs and Sian Hughes Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager, discuss the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) recent report on diversity monitoring of people in their enforcement processes, “Upholding Professional Standards”. Hosted by CORDELLA BART-STEWART OBE, during this event Jane and Sian discuss and answer questions from BSN and its…

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Facebook/BSN: Tech Career Experiences Through a Legal Lens, 3 March 2021 | event snippets (2)

Following this successful event, we are sharing snippets of the advice given by our fantastic panellists: What is a tech lawyer? Fluid, dynamic and always changing Not narrowly defined Can be regulatory, can be implementary Do you need a tech background? No! Specialist backgrounds can be very useful but are not essential Nicolette’s background prior…

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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…

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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…