The Black Solicitors Network (BSN) was formed in 1995 to promote the interests of black solicitors, provide professional support and share information, inform and influence D&I best practice and participate in consultations initiated by The Law Society, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Government and other regulatory bodies in relation to matters which affect black and minority ethnic solicitors.
The Law Society’s social mobility ambassadors scheme promotes role models from non-traditional backgrounds who have achieved their ambitions and are willing to support their peers within the profession and prospective solicitors.
Aspiring Solicitors was set up in autumn 2013 by Chris White whilst he was an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright. The primary aim of Aspiring Solicitors is to increase diversity in the legal profession. They work with law firms and legal teams to provide events, mentoring, competitions, employability assistance and access to the legal profession.
Bridging the Bar believe that for any organisation to reach its full potential, it must reflect the diverse society that we live in. Whilst they recognise that a lot of good work has been done to create greater opportunities at the Bar, there is still a need to incentivise – and support – the organisations, and individuals doing this important work in isolation and the students from non-traditional backgrounds aspiring to a career at the Bar.
Legal Sector Workers United is part of UVW. They exist to unify and organise our sector, securing justice for all. They aren’t just barristers and solicitors, but cleaners, secretaries, paralegals, caseworkers, intermediaries, clerks, support staff and legal executives.
Unite is the union for the 21st century, meeting the greatest challenges facing working people today. It is a democratic and campaigning union, which fights back for employees in the workplace, protects workers’ rights and takes trade unionism out to millions of unorganised workers.