202009.14
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BSN Newsletter – Autumn 2020

Dear Members,  After what has been a turbulent year so far, I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well.  There have been many challenges facing black and minority ethnic communities in recent months with the disproportionate impact of COVID-19, the murder of George Floyd and continuing accounts of police brutality and…

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…

202007.13
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Winmark Foundation – CLO Network scholarships

BSN is delighted to partner with the Winmark Foundation in supporting three scholarship memberships of the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) network to our members who are in-house lawyers. CLO sits at the heart of Winmark’s 16 C-Suite networks and CLO’s membership has a legal spend of around £2bn. Members include AIG, Arup, Avis, BBC, BMW,…

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…