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August 2022

Black Solicitors Network (North) September Social

August 12 @ 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 @ 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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October 2021

BSN North and Deans Court Chambers Advocacy Training

October 21, 2021 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us on the evening of Thursday 21 October 2021 for a fantastic advocacy event hosted by Deans Court at their Chambers The four part training will feature: a mock disposal hearing: a talk from Olivia Choudhury (currently a pupil in Chambers); a talk from the General Medical Council on their efforts to promote EDI in everything they do as a regulator; and a talk from Matt Gibbons, senior clerk at Deans Court Chambers. After the training we hope you…

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BSN/Linklaters Black History Month event: In conversation with Afua Hirsch

October 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Linklaters and the Black Solicitors Network are delighted to invite you to a special event commemorating UK Black History Month. This is an opportunity for us to celebrate the history and achievements of the Black community, and reflect on the past with the hope of shaping a better future. We are delighted to be joined by award-winning author, barrister and news correspondent, Afua Hirsch on Tuesday 12 October. In this conversation, Afua will explore the themes of identity, belonging and…

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September 2021

Linklaters/BSN – In conversation with Emma Dabiri

September 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

After a year in which we have been confronted with the reality of racism, many of us are considering how our actions and words of support can effect real and meaningful change. As part of Linklaters' annual Diversity Week and in collaboration with the Black Solicitors Network as part of our Authenticity event series, we are delighted to be able welcome Emma Dabiri to share her insights with us, cutting through the haze of online discourse to offer clear advice. Emma Dabiri is a teaching…

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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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