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Event recording now available | BSN Grassroots | Insiders: Life as a Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer | 16 April

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 of practice areas available to train, qualify and…

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Event recording now available | BSN/Solicitors Regulation Authority Hot Topics: Upholding professional standards | 20 April

Jane Malcolm Executive Director, External and Corporate Affairs and Sian Hughes Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager, discuss the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) recent report on diversity monitoring of people in their enforcement processes, “Upholding Professional Standards”. Hosted by CORDELLA BART-STEWART OBE, during this event Jane and Sian discuss and answer questions from BSN and its…

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BSN/Accenture: Paid legal internship | 19 July – 13 August 2021 | Apply by 7 May 2021

BSN is delighted to offer a second summer legal internship this summer with leading professional services/consulting firm, Accenture.  This opportunity is a four-week paid internship within Accenture’s legal function.  Accenture Legal is home to experienced lawyers and legal professionals working in the areas of IP/Technology, transactional, litigation, ethics & compliance and a host of other practice areas. We invite our members who are aspirational…

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Facebook/BSN: Tech Career Experiences Through a Legal Lens, 3 March 2021 | event snippets (2)

Following this successful event, we are sharing snippets of the advice given by our fantastic panellists: What is a tech lawyer? Fluid, dynamic and always changing Not narrowly defined Can be regulatory, can be implementary Do you need a tech background? No! Specialist backgrounds can be very useful but are not essential Nicolette’s background prior…

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BSN/Accenture: Legal internship | 5 July – 16 July 2021 | Apply by 23 April 2021

BSN is delighted to be collaborating with leading professional services/consulting firm, Accenture, to offer exciting opportunities to BSN student members to undertake a summer internship programme within its legal team! We invite our members who are aspirational legal professionals – 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students and postgraduate students enrolled on the Legal Practice Course or the Graduate Diploma in Law to apply for an internship…

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BSN’s comment on the Government’s Commission for Race and Ethnic Disparities report

Dear members and colleagues You will have seen or heard about the Government commissioned report published on 31 March by the Commission for Race and Ethnic Disparities which was formed in response to the BLM protests. The inaccuracies and omissions in this report and its negative impact on the race equality agenda have been ventilated…

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BSN congratulates Stephanie Boyce as she takes up the role of President of the Law Society of England and Wales

Share this news on LinkedIn Congratulations, Stephanie Boyce! As Stephanie takes up the role of President of the Law Society of England and Wales, the first of African Caribbean descent, the Black Solicitors Network wish to seize the opportunity to congratulate The Law Society for walking the talk in leading the profession in the field…

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BSN Call to Action: law firms and legal service providers to adopt the Halo Code

BSN is proud to support the Halo Collective in its mission to build a future without hair discrimination. Race-based hair discrimination has been illegal in the UK since the Equality Act became law in 2010, and yet hair discrimination still happens all the time. Together, we are fighting for the protection and celebration of Black hair and hairstyles….

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BSN feature | Modern Law Magazine: 25 years of driving change in the legal profession

Thank you to Modern Law Magazine for featuring BSN in its ‘in-depth’ section where we journey through our history and impact on diversity and inclusion in the legal profession through our extensive platform of events and initiatives and discuss our Open Letter to law firms and legal service providers calling for action on racial diversity. …

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University of Bristol Law School announces new membership with the Black Solicitors Network

Read here on the University of Bristol’s website | Press release issued: 10 February 2021 The Law School is pleased to announce it is now a member of the Black Solicitors Network (BSN), aiming to increase the accessibility of events, opportunities and mentoring offered by the BSN to the black and minority ethnic student community. As…