Welcome to the BSN

The Black Solicitors Network is the primary voice of black solicitors in England and Wales; committed to achieving equality of access, retention and promotion of black solicitors.

We are the leading body that represents the interests of the UK's existing and aspiring black solicitors. We have been doing this since 1995 and importantly now embrace people from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds.

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Who we are

As well as being a significant representative voice for BME solicitors, we are also one of the largest organisations of our type within the legal profession in England and Wales.

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BSN City Group

The BSN City Group is the City arm of the Black Solicitors Network (BSN).

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What we do

Working in partnership we create and deliver a range of initiatives which contribute to ensuring that our members are supported at all stages of their career and professional development.

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We are an inclusive, rather than exclusive organisation. Membership to the BSN is open to anyone who shares our values of fairness and inclusion, and who is willing to work with us towards creating an equal profession.

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Many Black Lawyers Navigate a Rocky, Lonely Road to Partner

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Only a relative handful of African-American lawyers persevere on the years-long path to joining a law firm’s lucrative leadership circle. Jimmie L. McMillian’s path to partnership in an Indianapolis law firm might seem unexceptional — except for...

UK Diversity Legal Awards: Keynote speakers confirmed

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Law Society President Jonathan Smithers and high court judge, the Honourable Mr Justice Dingemans, will be the keynote speakers and guests of honour at the 2015 UK Diversity Legal Awards presentation dinner. This prestigious black-tie...

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