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November 2021

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

November 17 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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