The Black Solicitors Network
ICA18 Shortlisted Nominee.
Outstanding Diversity Network Award
The Black Solicitors Network (BSN) was founded in 1995 by a group of like-minded practising solicitors who shared a vision of a dynamic body that promoted and represented the interests of black solicitors in England and Wales. A not-for-profit organisation, BSN is the primary voice of black solicitors across England and Wales and is committed to achieving equality of access, retention and promotion of aspiring and existing black solicitors. Being an inclusive rather than exclusive organisation, BSN attracts and welcomes members from across the cultural and diversity spectrum. It currently has a membership of over 4,000. BSN’s mission and service offering to its membership and stakeholders are achieved through a number of successful initiatives, including the Diversity League Table, the UK Diversity Legal Awards, BSN Careers Workshops, Creating Pathways through Mentoring and Sponsorship and BSN’s Junior Lawyer Division.