Notice of BSN EGM – 3 April 2017 @ 6.30pm

Creative Industries Federation (CIF) – board opportunities.

If you are a board-ready individual and are interested in applying to join the board of CIF, please

email: john@creativeindustriesfederation.com

201512.17
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Law Society: Professional Update

Proposals to widen access to the legal profession could have the opposite effect, warns Law Society The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is proposing that a Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) – a series of new centralised assessments for knowledge and skills – would replace existing ways to qualify as a solicitor. The Law Society has voiced…

201512.17
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Litigation on the Duty Provider Contracts Tender

Members might be interested to know how the Tender litigation is going.  According to the Law Society there are 114 separate claims issued by 90 different firms (or unsuccessful bidders), arising in 69 procurement areas.  The MOJ applied to strike out 50 of the claims on procedural grounds and those applications will be heard in…

201512.14
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2015 UK Diversity Legal Awards – Winners

Category: Recruitment “Attracting Talent“ WINNER: Hogan Lovells LLP Category: Retention “Talent Management“ WINNER: Linklaters LLP Category: International Firm WINNER: Fasken Martineau Category: UK City 10 Firm WINNER: Linklaters LLP Category: Firm of the Year WINNER: Freeths LLP Category: Chambers of the Year WINNER: Coram Chambers Category: BSN Rising Star WINNER: Shaunée James (Reed Smith LLP)…

201512.14
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About the Winners

JUDGED CATEGORIES: Category: Recruitment “Attracting Talent” WINNER One of the Hogan Lovell’s objectives is to increase the number of trainees from economically disadvantaged and black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The firm’s ‘Widening Access’ programme was conceived to help meet this target. Their Graduate Recruitment (GR) team’s Widening Access Programme has developed a range of internal…

201511.18
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Ethnic minority lawyers face steep challenge to reach top of ‘pyramid’

Diversity league table highlights ‘very slow pace’ in representation of gender and ethnic diversity in 10-year review Ethnic minorities in the legal profession face a difficult journey to reach the heights of the profession, according to the latest diversity league table from the Black Solicitors Network (BSN). Figures comparing demographics in law over the last…

201510.23
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UK Diversity Legal Awards 2015: Shortlist Announced

The finalists of the 2015 UK Diversity Legal Awards (judged categories) are: Company or Team Awards: Recruitment/Attracting Talent: Freshfields Hogan Lovells Linklaters Retention/Talent Management: Winner to be announced on the night  Individual Awards: BSN Rising Star: Rashida Abdulai (Associate, Hogan Lovells) Shaunée James (Associate, Reed Smith) Diversity Champion: Sundeep Bhatia,  Solicitor, Beaumonde Law Practice Sophie…

201510.08
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Many Black Lawyers Navigate a Rocky, Lonely Road to Partner

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 a few telling details. He left behind the South Side of Chicago, where he grew up in a family troubled…