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BSN North – Black History Month 2018 Event

October 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Following on from last year’s celebration of Black History month, The Law Society and Black Solicitors Network (North) are pleased to bring this exciting event to your attention.

For this event, we will be considering how law firms can inspire, support, and encourage the region’s talented group of minority lawyers to flourish in their careers.

We have secured a stellar line-up of speakers who can share their experiences of their respective careers to date.

Speakers include:

District Judge Obodai

Simon Davis, Deputy President of The Law Society and Partner at Clifford Chance

Olivia Balson, Global Centre Director at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Harold Brako, Partner at Addleshaw Goddard

Angeli Vadera, Chair of Hindu Lawyers Association and Solicitor at Keoghs

Kyle Blackburn, Director at The Black Solicitors Network, Trainee Solicitor at JMW Solicitors

The panellists will provide you with an opportunity to hear from lawyers who have strived in their careers to further the diversity agenda.

As one of the key pillars of society, the law underpins many aspects of daily life. Diversity in the legal profession is therefore vital to ensuring the voices of all the communities we serve are reflected by the people working within the legal sector.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand more about the positive contribution made by ethnic minority lawyers to the profession, and how diversity enhances organisations in the wider legal community
  • Learn the different routes to success based on the personal journeys of accomplished solicitors with similar experiences to you
  • Develop the skills to support and encourage self-confidence to make effective applications to access the profession

Join us on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 at the office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Manchester.


17.30 – 18.00 Registration

18.00 – 19.00 Main event

19.00 – 20.00 Afro-Caribbean inspired buffet and networking opportunity

This event is free to attend but spaces are limited.

Please click here to RSVP.

Kindly co-sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, The Law Society and The Chuck Gallery. 


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP – Manchester Office
One New Bailey, 4 Stanley Street
Salford, M3 5JL
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