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October 2017

The Lammy Review Conference – Invitation to BSN Members – Monday 2 October

October 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Lammy Review: The Final Report A Conversation Monday 2nd October 2017 A conference for members of the legal profession to discuss the recommendations in the Lammy Review & how we can all help to achieve #ColourBlindJustice We have changed venues so that we have room for a larger audience. The event is now taking place at: ​Kings College University - Waterloo Campus B5 Auditorium, Franklin-Wilkins Building Stamford Street, London SE1 8WA 6.30pm registration for a 7.00pm start Please can you inform…

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September 2017

The Law Society Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division Launches Peer Support Programme

September 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Law Society, Chancery Lane, London, The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL United Kingdom + Google Map

The Law Society’s Ethic Minority Lawyers Division Pilot Peer Support Event for BAME Members The Law Society is launching a peer support programme aimed at black and minority ethnic (BAME) solicitors. BAME solicitors face a number of challenges which include career development, stress management, disproportionate regulatory interventions. The pilot initiative will be developed in recognition of the essential role solicitors can play in supporting and encouraging one another. Peer support involves people drawing on shared personal experience to provide knowledge, social…

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BSN/ILFA Spotlight on Africa Panel Event

September 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Northcliffe House, 28 Tudor Street
London, EC4Y 0BQ United Kingdom
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SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICA "The African Corporate Story - Are the Lion Economies Still Roaring?" BSN City Group and International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA)* are delighted to invite you to our upcoming panel event featuring Africa emerging markets which will be hosted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP on 12 September 2017. The theme of this event, "Spotlight on Africa: The African corporate story - are the Lion economies still roaring?", was chosen to spark a debate about the economic environment of small…

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June 2017

BSN / Linklaters LLP: Inspired to Succeed – Getting on Board Panel Event

June 27, 2017 @ 6:15 pm

Register here: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/102532/chk/381e Inspired to Succeed – Getting on Board Panel Event  Hosted by Linklaters' BAME* Network in association with the Black Solicitors Network. "The Boardrooms of Britain's leading public companies do not reflect the ethnic diversity of either the UK or the stakeholders that they seek to encourage and represent." Sir John Parker's Report into the Ethnic Diversity of UK Boards (November 2016). This panel event has been convened to raise awareness around board opportunities for BAME professionals.  The panel…

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2017 Diversity League Table: 10-year Study

June 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Latham & Watkins LLP, 99 Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 3XF United Kingdom
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We are delighted to launch the 2017 edition of BSN's Diversity League Table: 10-year Study (DLT2017) at an event hosted by Latham & Watkins. The Diversity League Table (DLT) is sponsored by The Law Society and is widely considered to be the legal profession's leading diversity reporting initiative and publication, covering gender, ethnicity, disabilities, sexual orientation and social mobility.   DLT2017 reports on the barriers and drivers of diversity in the legal profession over the past 10 years and is based on a…

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April 2017

Notice of the BSN EGM – 3 April 2017 @ 6.30pm

April 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Linklaters, One Silk Street
London , EC2Y 8HQ
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Dear Members, NOTICE is hereby given of an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) for the election of Chair of BSN, which meeting shall be held on Monday 3 April 2017 at 6.30 p.m. at the following address: Linklaters LLP, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ If you wish to attend this Extraordinary General Meeting or have any queries in this regard, please contact events@blacksolicitorsnetwork.org by 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

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March 2017

BSN North presents: Project Grassroots – C.V. and Training Contact Clinic

March 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

BSN North presents: Project Grassroots - C.V. and Training Contact Clinic There are many activities you can get involved with whilst you are studying law. These opportunities will differentiate you from other graduates and boost your CV. Are you planning on applying for a vacation scheme or training contract? This insight evening is essential for you to attend. BSN North is committed to enhancing diversity in the legal professions and a student’s CV through extra-curricular career events, including: This free…

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January 2017

An Insight into Careers in Public International Law

January 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Northcliffe House, 28 Tudor Street
London, EC4Y 0BQ United Kingdom
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An Insight into Careers in Public International Law Wednesday 18 January 2017, 17:00-19:00 (Registration 16:30) Followed by a drinks reception until 20:00 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Northcliffe House, 28 Tudor Street, London, EC4Y 0BQ The event will give insights into very different careers in public international law by barristers and lawyers from NGOs, international courts, other organisations and private practice. In addition to practical information for students and early to mid-career lawyers, the speakers will also share some of their experiences and…

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December 2016

EMLD Annual Lecture

December 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane
London, WC2A 1PL United Kingdom
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To honour the achievements and highlight the positive contribution of BAME lawyers in the profession, the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division (EMLD) is hosting its inaugural annual lecture with a prestigious figure. The lecture will coincide with Human rights week and in keeping with the theme the lecture will look at key human rights  and equality issues. Guest speaker: Matthew Ryder QC Matthew Ryder QC is a barrister at Matrix Chambers in London, England. He specialises in complex crime and its…

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November 2016

UK Diversity Legal Awards 2016

November 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - November 23, 2016 @ 12:00 am
The Grange Tower Bridge, 45 Prescot Street
London, E1 8GP United Kingdom
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The UK Diversity Legal Awards are the only industry awards which focus solely on recognising, promoting and celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion across the legal profession. Submissions are invited that cover one, some or all aspects of diversity; to include social mobility, gender, ethnicity, disabilities and sexual orientation. For supporters and winners of a UK Diversity Legal Award, this provides a platform from which to raise the profile of the excellent work being done and also demonstrate a proactive commitment…

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