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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…

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…

BSN shortlisted for a prestigious Law Society Excellence Award
202009.07
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BSN shortlisted for a prestigious Law Society Excellence Award

We are excited to announce that BSN has been shortlisted for a prestigious Law Society Excellence Award – Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion!  This award showcases successful and innovative examples of best practice in the promotion of diversity, inclusion and social mobility, which is so important, now more than ever.  Law Society of England and Wales president Simon…

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…

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…

201910.15
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Paulette Mastin: UK Legal Employers Can Do More to Advance the Careers of Lawyers of Colour

Interview by the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute, 2019 – a direct link to this article is provided within Paulette Mastin, Counsel at Linklaters within the Capital Markets practice, started her career with an investment bank but found her calling to the law when she was assisted on a House of Lords case involving derivative…

201904.20
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Lambeth Council ‘Aim High’ primary school events

The BSN proudly supports Lambeth Council’s ‘Aim High‘ events to address the attainment gap for Lambeth’s young black Caribbean pupils. The Black Solicitors Network supported Lambeth Schools Partnership’s (LSP) ‘Aim High‘ events by sourcing volunteers within law to run interactive career insight sessions with primary school students in Lambeth. The ‘Aim High‘ events are part…