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

April 8, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021

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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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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