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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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BSN City Group/Creating Pathways seminar event: 7 October 2020 @ 9.00am

October 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

  Hosted virtually by Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP in association with the Black Solicitors Network, City Branch (BSN City Group).  This seminar is provided for BSN City Group members including, in particular, the 2020 mentee cohort of BSN City Group's Creating Pathways for mentoring and sponsorship programme.   “Do you need to attend (in person/virtual) networking events for work but dread small talk?” “Need to better understand what you could get out of a networking event?” “Attend networking events without any goals?” “Want to have…

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August 2020

BSN Midlands: Virtual Panel Event

August 4, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you interested in exploring career opportunities in the legal profession and understanding what it takes to become a lawyer? Then join our webinar panel event on Tuesday 4 August which will be hosted by BSN's Chair, Paulette Mastin, and BSN Directors, Kyle Blackburn and Liam Symonds. During this webinar, we will discuss various pathways to a legal career, including the solicitor, barrister, legal executive and apprenticeship areas of the profession, with our panellists.  The session will kick off with an overview of the Solicitors' Qualifying Exam (SQE)…

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February 2020

BSN Junior Lawyers Group “In Conversation with…”

February 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Busaba E1 6HT + Google Map
£35 – £40
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Manchester’s Inter-professional Social 13 February 2020

February 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Revolucion de Cuba, 11 Peter Street
Manchester, Lancashire M2 5QR United Kingdom
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After the success of last year’s event, we are very pleased to invite you to Manchester’s Inter-professional Social, once again held at the always popular Revolución de Cuba! As with previous year’s events, we’ll be co-hosting with a number of Manchester’s networking groups covering the legal, accountancy, finance, property, and planning sectors to name just a few. With exclusive hire of Revolucion de Cuba, we’re all set for our biggest night of the year, with bands playing on both floors to get…

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25 Bedford Row: Care before Criminalisation Symposium – 6 Feb 2020, Conway Hall, Holborn

February 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square WC1R4RL United Kingdom + Google Map

BSN is proud to support 25 Bedford Row's upcoming Symposium entitled 'Care before Criminalisation' on 6 February 2020 at Conway Hall, Holborn with guest speakers David Lammy MP, John Carnochan, Lib Peck, Arlette Piercy and chaired by Laurie-Anne Power, recent winner of the UKDLA BSN Lawyer of the Year (Chambers) Award! 25 Bedford Row share the societal concern that merely prosecuting knife crime is not enough. They are committed to helping to find ways to prevent knife crime at source.…

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