Newsletter 1 of 2022

Hello there!

Welcome to our first Newsletter of 2022.

In this issue, we are excited to update you on recent news and our upcoming events.

Help us to improve our offering. We would love to hear your ideas and feedback on our events and communications. Please get in touch using the contact details at the end of this email.

Upcoming Events

Summer Ball 2022: Saturday, 16th July 2022 – 6pm till late

After a busy few months of student events, we are excited to round up the academic year by inviting you to join us for a 3-course Caribbean-inspired dinner, entertainment, BBL’s Excellence Awards and, of course, an opportunity to dance the night away at our Summer Ball.

This is a diverse event open to non-lawyers.

BBL Excellence Awards Nominations OPEN NOW

Do you know someone in the Birmingham legal community (and surrounding areas) who has excelled in some way in the past 12 months? Do they deserve to be recognised by their peers and celebrated at our most glamourous event of the year?

Help us shine the spotlight on those who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to support colleagues and / or their local community! Nominees do not have to be BBL members but should ideally live or work in the Midlands. We invite nominations in the following categories:

Diversity Champion 2022
Lawyer of the Year (includes Solicitors, Barristers, Partners, Legal Executives, practising and non-practising)
Junior Legal Professional of the Year (including paralegals, apprentices, trainees, pupils, legal assistants)
BBL Student of the Year

Nomination Deadline: 10 June 2022

Please click here for further information and to submit your nomination.

Hike the Malvern Hills: Saturday, 17th September 2022

Calling all outdoor lovers and aspiring hikers!

Join us for a day out in nature – the perfect way to get your steps in and have fun with new and old connections. There will be a small charge to cover administration fees and donations to our Charity Partner. Further details will be announced soon.

Birmingham Black Business Show 2022 (NEC Birmingham): Saturday, 18th June 2022 – 9:00 to 18:00

We are proud to welcome to our City for the first time, Birmingham Black Business Show!

This event seeks to inspire and connect entrepreneurs and black professionals through an array of workshops, exhibits, talks and more.

For further information on the program and to buy your tickets, click here.

Charity Partner of the Year

The African Caribbean Community Initiative, is a Wolverhampton based charity, providing a culturally safe service that meets the needs of the African and Caribbean community and their families, who are affected by mental ill health. We are excited to support the amazing work they do. Follow us on our social media platforms for details of upcoming fundraising initiatives and visit ACCI’s website at to find out more.

A special thank you to our sponsors

We take the opportunity to ​recognise our corporate sponsors for the new financial year and thank them for their support. We look forward to partnering with you to achieve our mutual aim of achieving more a more diverse legal community.

Jobs Board

Interested in advertising your vacancy with us? Please email us at

For current vacancies, please visit the ‘Jobs’ page on our website.

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