202007.10
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Legal Futures: Top female lawyers’ careers squeezed by bias and harassment

Article featuring BSN’s Chair, Paulette Mastin Repost: click here to read on the Legal Futures website Share on LinkedIn | Share on Twitter | Share on Instagram 1 July 2020 Posted by Dan Bindman The role of discrimination on the part of both general counsel and clients in disadvantaging female lawyers was revealed yesterday by a…

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…

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…

202006.03
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BSN’s Statement

The Black Solicitors Network is committed to justice and equality under the law for all people regardless of race, colour or creed.  We are horrified by the manner of the death of Mr George Floyd at the hands of those who are meant to protect and to serve.  We express sincere sympathies and condolences to…

202005.21
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BSN/Accenture Legal Internship July 2020

BSN is once again delighted to be collaborating with leading professional services/consulting firm, Accenture, to offer an exciting opportunity for BSN student members to undertake a summer internship programme within its legal team. We invite our members who are aspirational 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate and post graduate students, to apply for the BSN/Accenture Legal internship within the  legal team at Accenture. …

202004.07
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COVID-19 Police Interview Protocol

A national Interview Protocol between National Police Chiefs’ Council, Crown Prosecution Service, The Law Society, Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association and London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association has been agreed. This guidance is intended to assist investigators and prosecutors in deciding whether suspects should be interviewed as part of a police investigation during the COVID-19 pandemic. This…

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…

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…