The Legal Profession - Statistics July 2017
- 181,968Total Number of Solicitors (UK)
- 69,951Number of Females with Practising Certificates (50.1%)
- 23,037Number of BME Solicitors with Practising Certificates (16.5%)
- 9488Private Practice Law Firms in the UK
The Black Solicitors' Network (BSN) was formed in 1995 to promote the interests of black solicitors, for support and sharing information, to participate in consultations, initiated by the Law Society and other Government bodies, in relation to matters which affect black solicitors.
The BSN was recognised as a Law Society Group on the 17th July 2003. A not-for-profit company, the Black Solicitors' Network aims to be the primary voice of black solicitors in England and Wales.
The BSN is committed to achieving equality of access, retention and promotion of black solicitors within the sector. We are a portal for legal jobs which are available for all lawyers, including black and minority ethnic professionals.