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…

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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….

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BSN feature | Modern Law Magazine: 25 years of driving change in the legal profession

Thank you to Modern Law Magazine for featuring BSN in its ‘in-depth’ section where we journey through our history and impact on diversity and inclusion in the legal profession through our extensive platform of events and initiatives and discuss our Open Letter to law firms and legal service providers calling for action on racial diversity. …

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University of Bristol Law School announces new membership with the Black Solicitors Network

Read here on the University of Bristol’s website The Law School is pleased to announce it is now a member of the Black Solicitors Network (BSN), aiming to increase the accessibility of events, opportunities and mentoring offered by the BSN to the black and minority ethnic student community. As a Corporate Member of BSN, the University of Bristol Law…

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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…

202012.28
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BSN Winter Newsletter 2020

Dear Members, Season’s greetings! I’m sure you’ll agree that 2020 has been a year like no other. As an organisation and within our communities we have faced unprecedented challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and, in its midst, the brutal killing of George Floyd which catalysed the global anti-racism protests over the summer.  The death…

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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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BSN Connect – the online directory of BME legal service providers. Join today!

W: www.bsnconnect.co.uk In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer, many organisations have pledged to recruit and promote more Black and minority ethnic (BME) talent, engage BME talent on their mandates and support and use BME-owned businesses as suppliers.   As we all know, there is a wealth of talent in the…