BAME network primarily aims to promote race equality, diversity and inclusion by raising awareness of topics and matters that impact BAME staff. It provides networking opportunities and support to employees as well as building relationships with other external networks to share best practice and enhance the support available to its members. The network held several events during 2017, including for Black History Month. To mark the occasion, the network, along with other activities, celebrated black art, authors and books. It also supported our race equality Black History Month panel and networking event, held in partnership with the Black Solicitors Network and hosted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.