BSN Winter Newsletter 2020

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Dear Members, Season’s greetings! I’m sure you’ll agree that 2020 has been a year like no other. As an organisation and within our communities we have faced unprecedented challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and,...

BSN Newsletter – Autumn 2020

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Dear Members,  After what has been a turbulent year so far, I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well.  There have been many challenges facing black and minority ethnic communities in...

BSN City Group – Connecting across the distances

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The BSN Junior Lawyers Group (JLG) was proud to be involved in BSN City Group’s ‘Connecting across the distances’ sessions over the summer. We recognise that many of our members have been personally affected by...
Junior lawyers – SBA has got your back

Junior lawyers – SBA has got your back

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Do you work closely with Junior Lawyers? If so, SBA – The Solicitors’ Charity needs your help in reaching those at the start of their careers. Please share this post with your colleagues. By now,...

BSN Creating Pathways Committee: We’re recruiting

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Creating Pathways was conceived in 2014, and is considered the first initiative of its kind for BAME lawyers working in private practice and in-house. BAME lawyers suffer higher attrition rates than their non-BAME colleagues. In...

Black History Month 2019 Newsletter

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15 October 2019 Dear members, Black History Month is here and we at BSN are excited to share with you our roster of inspirational events for the month of October, showcasing outstanding achievements and contributions...

Newsletter – Summer 2019

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Dear Colleague, We hope you’re enjoying the great British summer so far! We are delighted to share with you our pipeline of initiatives and events for the coming months. We hope you will agree these...

BSN’s December 2018 Newsletter

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Diversity and inclusion role models, champions and leaders were honoured at the 9th Annual UK Diversity Legal Awards ceremony on Tuesday, 21 November at the prestigious Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London! This year we were...

Big Voice London: Model Law Commission

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Big Voice London, a youth legal and social mobility charity is looking for volunteers for their upcoming Model Law Commission conference. Big Voice London seeks to engage young people from non-traditional backgrounds in law and...

SRA Board recruitment

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The SRA is seeking two new lay Board members to take up post in January 2019.  If you are interested in joining the SRA’s Board, further information can be found here: https://www.saxbam.com/appointment/solicitors-regulation-authority/

BSN – Join us today!

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The Black Solicitors Network is an award winning not-for-profit organisation of 20+ years standing, committed to achieving equality of access, retention and promotion of black solicitors.  Our membership has grown markedly over the years, but...

BSN July 2018 Newsletter

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Dear Members, We hope you’re enjoying the summer and are looking forward to some well-deserved time off.  Before that, we wanted to share with you our pipeline of initiatives and events for the coming months.  We hope you will...

BSN January 2018 Newsletter

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Happy New Year! 2018 is set to be an eventful year for BSN, but before we roll out our exciting pipeline of events so far, we wanted to share with you a few highlights from...

BSN News Update – January 2018

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BSN reported in November 2017 that the Law Society intended to issue proceedings for a judicial review of the government’s decision to implement further cuts to payments made to solicitors doing criminal legal aid work....

Newsletter May 2017

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​​​​NEWSLETTER MAY 2017​ Dear Colleague, We are delighted to share with you our pipeline of initiatives and events for the coming months.  We hope you will agree these present exciting opportunities to get involved with BSN’s...
SRA – Thematic Research into Career Progression

SRA – Thematic Research into Career Progression

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority is carrying out research into the career choices of Female and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic solicitors. We want to know what more can be done to improve the representation of...

Solicitors Journal features BSN’s UK Diversity Legal Awards 2016!

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We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been featured in the Solicitor’s Journal article ‘Valuing Diversity Increasingly Important to Lawyers’ Read the article by clicking the link below. http://www.solicitorsjournal.com/news/legal-profession/barristers/27360/valuing-diversity-increasingly-important-lawyers