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 Black Counsel Forum
Empowering Black Lawyers to Thrive


Our Mission

At BCF, our mission is crystal clear: to empower Black lawyers by fostering a vibrant community of top Black legal talent committed to mutual enhancement and support in safe and inclusive spaces where lawyers can connect, learn, and share. We empower Black lawyers to take charge of their career journey and ensure they have the support, network, role models, and opportunities to thrive.

  • 3rd year of empowering Black legal professionals

  • 2 annual BCF transformational training conferences held

  • 120+ organisations represented at BCF events

  • 20+ partnerships established

We are not just another organisation; we’re a catalyst for positive change and a beacon of empowerment in the legal industry. Here's how BCF is making a real difference in the lives and careers of Black legal professionals;

Empowering Talent

Annual Conferences

In Person and Online Events

Lawyer Spotlights

Social Events

Global Reach

Tailored Interactive Workshops

Strategic Partnerships

Social Impact

Empowering the Next Generation


How BCF Makes a Difference

Learn, Share, Network

Who Should Attend BCF Events? 

Black Counsel Forum (BCF) recognises that the legal profession encompasses a wide spectrum of experience and expertise. Whether you're just starting your legal journey or you're a seasoned professional, our events are designed to cater to your specific needs and aspirations.


Your BCF 

Tailored to your career level

Junior Lawyers

Typically up to 5 years PQE

Associates, Junior Barristers


Mapping your path to success through building a strategic career roadmap.

Bespoke interactive training sessions tailored to help you tackle real life challenges.


Networking and social events to help you build your professional network and your support network.

Mid level Lawyers

Typically between 6 and 15 years PQE

Mid level Associates, Barristers and In-house Counsel


Professional development to help you advance to the next level.


Opportunity to hear the real life stories of senior Black lawyers in a “Chatham House rules” environment.


Key opportunities to grow your network with the community of highly talented Black lawyers from a cross-section of our profession.



Typically 15/20+ experience

Partners, General Counsel, King’s Counsel/Experienced Barristers, Of Counsel


Exclusive networking opportunities to expand your network of top level Black lawyers.

Sessions targeted specifically at this group from building your practice and reputation to getting on boards.


Opportunity to create social impact.

Our Success Stories So Far


"The speakers were inspiring. The atmosphere was energetic. The networking was of the highest calibre. The sessions were carefully considered. And The food was superb."


Become a Partner
or Sponsor

Join us in supporting diversity, inclusion, and empowerment in the legal profession. Partner with Black Counsel Forum to make a significant impact on the future of Black legal professionals. Your support matters, and together, we can effect change.

If you have questions, need more information, or are ready to explore partnership opportunities, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to assist you every step of the way.

Contact us today to become a valued partner or sponsor.

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