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August 2022

Black Solicitors Network (North) September Social

August 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Black Solicitors Network (North) is delighted to invite you to our September Social on Thursday 15 September 2022 from 17:30pm onwards at Impossible Bar, Great Northern. We hope you will join us for the first BSN North social event this year. A variety of tasty canapes and complementary drinks will be available on arrival, courtesy of Think Legal Recruitment. Join us for what is sure to be a fun-filled event where you can mingle with friends, old and new, over drinks…

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April 2022

The 2021 UK Diversity Legal Awards

April 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Last night, the winners of the 2021 UK Diversity Legal Awards were announced! More than 300 guests turned out to see the winners unveiled at a glittering ceremony held at the Plaisterers’ Hall, One London Wall to celebrate exceptional achievement, individuals and teams who are making a difference. These exciting Awards were hosted by BBC correspondent, Nancy Kacungira. After what has been a challenging couple of years, it was great to be able to gather and celebrate diversity in all its…

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November 2021

BSN Creating Pathways: Understanding ‘Office Politics’ and How To Make It Positive featuring Joanna Gaudoin

November 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“Office politics’ can often have negative connotations. However given the different people within an organisation with varying interests, motivations and behaviours, being politically astute is essential for individuals to be effective in their roles and progress their careers. This seminar delivers a better understanding of what “office politics” is, why opting out is not an option and will equip you with the necessary skills to navigate this sensitive topic.  The session will be hosted by Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP…

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July 2021

BSN/Halo/Linklaters – Halo Code: Building a future without hair discrimination | 26 July 5.30pm

July 26, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Share this event On LinkedIn | On Twitter | On Instagram Following our campaign in March 2021 calling on law firms and legal service providers to adopt the Halo Code, we are delighted to be collaborating with the Halo Collective and global law firm Linklaters to bring you this informative seminar 'Halo Code: Building a future without hair discrimination'. Whilst the Equality Act 2010 made race-based hair discrimination illegal, it still happens both overtly and covertly in schools and workplaces and creates undue pressures for…

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BSN Grassroots Insiders: Law Practice Area Series | Life as an Immigration and Asylum Lawyer

July 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Are you an aspiring lawyer? Do you want to explore the various sectors and career paths within law? Do you want to hear from the insiders, shedding light on their chosen practice areas? BSN Grassroots is delighted to present our third event in the Insiders series is ‘Life as an Immigration & Asylum Lawyer.’ We are going to be joined by BSN director and Co-Founder, Cordella Bart- Stewart who is an Immigration & Asylum Tribunal Judge and Grace Brown, Barrister…

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June 2021

BSN Hot Topics: Countdown to SQE with the SRA | 2 June 21 at 6pm

June 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Have you heard about the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)? The SQE is the new single, rigorous assessment for all aspiring solicitors – marking a step change in how people train and enter the profession. The SQE is intended to widen the ways to qualify as a solicitor but also make sure that everyone reaches the same high standards. Join our webinar in association with the Sole Practitioners Group and the Solicitors Regulation Authority to get the detail on the SQE…

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May 2021

BSN DLT2020 – Diversity League Table/Case Studies: The Need for Disruption

May 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

‘The Need for Disruption’ - 2020 Diversity League Table/Case Studies We are delighted to launch the 2020 edition of BSN's Diversity League Table/Case Studies (DLT2020) at an event hosted by Allen & Overy.  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…

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April 2021

BSN City Group and Midlands – Imposter Syndrome: Finding your power with Caroline Flanagan | Thursday 29 April 2021, 6-7pm

April 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Share this event  On LinkedIn | On Twitter | On Instagram BSN City Group and Midlands are excited to invite you to the first event in our new series on Authenticity entitled Imposter Syndrome:  Finding your power with Caroline Flanagan, author of Be The First, international speaker and certified coach. Against the odds, Caroline made it from humble beginnings in Birmingham to Cambridge University, and then to the City as a finance lawyer at a magic circle firm.  Caroline became familiar with being one of, if not the only, Black…

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BSN Hot Topics: Upholding professional standards | Tue 20 April 2021 @ 6pm

April 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In 2014, Professor Gus John published the Independent Comparative Case Review looking at fairness in the SRA’s enforcement processes and made several recommendations. In December 2020, the SRA for the first time since 2014, reported on the diversity characteristics of the people involved in the enforcement processes. As with all previous external reports, the SRA confirm that there is still overrepresentation of people from Black and Asian backgrounds throughout the SRA enforcement processes. Join us on 20 April as Jane Malcolm and…

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BSN Grassroots Insiders: Law Practice Area Series | Life as a Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyer

April 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Are you an aspiring lawyer? Do you want to explore the various sectors and career paths within law? Do you want to hear from the insiders, shedding light on their chosen practice areas? BSN Grassroots’ ‘Insider: Law Practice Areas’ series showcases legal professionals who have developed their practices across a range of areas, including crime, restructuring and insolvency, immigration and asylum, commercial litigation, family and banking and finance. This series is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the range…

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