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April 2021

Insider: Law Practice Area Series | Life as a Criminal Lawyer | 8 April 6-6.45pm

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Share this event:  On LinkedIn | On Twitter | On Instagram 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 new event series, ‘Insider: Law Practice Areas’. For these talks, we will be joined by legal professionals who have developed their practices across a range of areas, including crime, restructuring…

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March 2021

BSN Midlands: An Introduction to BSN Midlands | 24 March 2021

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We are delighted to present to you our virtual event ‘An Introduction to BSN Midlands’ hosted by BSN Director Kyle Blackburn. We will be joined by panellists: Karen Bailey, Owner of Bailey Wright & Co. Cleo Diedrick, Head of Legal at Midland Heart Limited Ria Herbert, Barrister at Northampton Chambers Our panellists will be discussing their experiences within the legal sector, including working in and owning a high street law firm, as counsel and in-house. We will also be sharing an…

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Webinar: The SRA’s transparency rules – practical tips to help you comply | 24 March 2021

March 24

Paul O’Hara, Regulatory Manager, SRA, Natalie Darby, Policy Manager, SRA Are you confident you are fully complying with the SRA's transparency rules on price, service and protections? The SRA is regularly checking law firms’ websites. Many firms are complying, but unfortunately some aren't and the SRA has had to take regulatory action. The SRA wants to provide support to help you fully comply. Targeted at smaller firms, join the SRA for this free webinar and hear: a reminder of the…

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BSN/Facebook: Tech Career Experiences Through a Legal Lens, Weds 3 March @ 6pm

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

You are invited to join us on Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 6pm in partnership with Facebook as we go behind the scenes with Anna Benckert, VP, Head of Legal, EMEA at Facebook who will host a panel discussion with Barry Fishley, Partner and Head of the Technology and IP Transactions Practice in London, Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP, Geofrey Banzi, Legal Technologist, KPMG and Nicolette Myrie, Data Protection Counsel, Facebook to discuss and share experiences within private practice and…

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February 2021

Linklaters: Access to Justice – An evening with Alexandra Wilson

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the Linklaters Dispute Resolution practice for our first webinar of 2021! We are excited to move to the next stage of our exploration of the themes of identity and race in the workplace: going beyond the stories and committing to meaningful actions. Wednesday 24 February 2021 17:00 – 18:00 (GMT) | 12:00 – 13:00 (EST) | 11:00 – 12:00 (CST) Guest Speaker: Alexandra Wilson Barrister, Author and Campaigner Alexandra Wilson is a barrister specialising in criminal and family law…

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November 2020

Diversity Matters – 26 November 2020 @ 6pm – The University of Law & BSN Virtual Event

November 26, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 8:30 pm

We are pleased to invite you to The University of Law's virtual “Diversity Matters” event on Thursday, 26 November 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm, in partnership with the Black Solicitors Network (BSN). The University of Law is proud of its rich and diverse student population, people come to study with them from many different communities and walks of life. The University's commitment to widening participation and accessibility for all to study legal and business education is ingrained in its ethos but, equally,…

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BSN/Rare: Demanding Race Fairness at Work panel event 24 November at 8.30am

November 24, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

24 November 2020 | 8.30-9.30am | Register here In June, the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) penned an open letter to law firms, asking them to ‘walk the talk’ in relation to racial equality. In July, Rare launched the Race Fairness Commitment, a roadmap to creating race fairness at work. The overwhelming response from law firms stepping up with both calls to action demonstrates their desire to move the dial on race, and realisation that there is still a lot of work to…

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BSN Roundtable on Barriers and Challenges to Success for High Street Law Firms – Wed 18 November 6-7.30pm

November 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Law Society has been called on to actively promote race equality. Policy will be formulated to support and promote black representation. This roundtable jointly hosted by two BSN Board Directors and Law Society Council members, Joe Mensah-Dankwah and Cordella Bart-Stewart, is to hear directly from black sole practitioners and partners in small or high street firms. This is an opportunity to have your voice heard and contribute to the development of practical measures to support small firms. We hope you…

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October 2020

BSN’s Big Conversation on Racial Diversity in the Law – How do we operationalise vocal commitments on race in the law?

October 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Missed the event or want to watch it again?  Click here This year marks BSN’s 25th anniversary of striving towards an equal profession and we hope you will join us to toast our jubilee year!  As part of our Black History Month celebrations, we are delighted to be partnering with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for BSN's Big Conversation 2020 entitled 'How do we operationalise vocal commitments on race in the law?'. Global events in 2020 have brought issues of race and racism to the top of the world’s…

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BSN City/Linklaters: Inspired to Succeed – Black History Month through the Arts

October 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  Black History Month is an annual observance that commemorates the history and achievements of members of the Black community and takes place in the UK in October. Linklaters and the Black Solicitors Network (City Branch) present “Inspired to Succeed: Black History Through The Arts”. Guest speakers: George the Poet George the Poet is a London-born spoken word performer of Ugandan heritage. His innovative brand of musical poetry has won him critical acclaim both as a recording artist and social commentator and…

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