202107.27
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Event Recording | The Need for Disruption: Diversity League Table/Study 2020 Launch Event 25.05.21

The Diversity League Table (DLT) is sponsored by The Law Society and has been widely considered to be the legal profession’s leading diversity reporting initiative and publication.  With this edition, we aim to inspire law firms, Chambers and other organisations in shaping your initiatives, culture and strategy to help shift the dial on gender and…

202104.07
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BSN’s comment on the Government’s Commission for Race and Ethnic Disparities report

Dear members and colleagues You will have seen or heard about the Government commissioned report published on 31 March by the Commission for Race and Ethnic Disparities which was formed in response to the BLM protests. The inaccuracies and omissions in this report and its negative impact on the race equality agenda have been ventilated…

202104.01
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BSN congratulates Stephanie Boyce as she takes up the role of President of the Law Society of England and Wales

Share this news on LinkedIn Congratulations, Stephanie Boyce! As Stephanie takes up the role of President of the Law Society of England and Wales, the first of African Caribbean descent, the Black Solicitors Network wish to seize the opportunity to congratulate The Law Society for walking the talk in leading the profession in the field…

202103.25
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BSN Call to Action: law firms and legal service providers to adopt the Halo Code

BSN is proud to support the Halo Collective in its mission to build a future without hair discrimination. Race-based hair discrimination has been illegal in the UK since the Equality Act became law in 2010, and yet hair discrimination still happens all the time. Together, we are fighting for the protection and celebration of Black hair and hairstyles….

202101.04
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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…

Junior lawyers – SBA has got your back
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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…