About Us

British – Ghanaian Lawyer Union (BGLU) is an international, bilateral union open to members of the legal profession and those who are involved in the procurement of legal services in the UK, Ghana, Africa, emerging markets, who are in the UK and the diaspora.

Purpose of BGLU

The Union is a networking forum designed to connect members across two jurisdictions, highlight cross-border business opportunities and foster equal opportunity for black solicitors in the legal sector.

We support graduates and students with mentoring, advice, circulation of legal opportunities, and wellbeing services.

BGLU provides business, networking, professional and educational opportunities for legal professionals in both jurisdictions, with social events and training designed to grow, support and strengthen their careers.

The Union promotes balanced work habits and provides wellbeing and mental health support in partnership with charities, career coaches, mental health practitioners at a set price.

Our Mission

The British-Ghanaian Lawyers Union “BGLU” is an organisation composed of legal professionals globally, founded in in 2019, there are over 900 members consisting of: solicitors in private practice and in-house positions, barristers in commercial and non-commercial field, practitioners in legal and compliance roles; and students graduates of law and non-law studies.

BGLU provides business, networking, professional and educational opportunities for its members in both jurisdictions, with social events and training designed to grow and support the careers and relationships of its members. We support all graduates and students within the Union by mentoring, offering advice and circulating legal/business.

Our Vision

BGLU aims to empower its members to achieve all they envision in their professional careers. We recognise that social inequalities and structural issues faced by a number of members in several jurisdictions can act as barriers, limiting their career journey. Our mission is to create a safe space to improve the prospects of lawyers and students in the legal sector in addition to collaborating and partnering up with like minded organisations and individuals to create inclusive opportunities for us to thrive as individuals and a collective.

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Meet Our Core Team

Stephanie Boateng

Stephanie Boateng

Founder and Team Lead

Ohenewaa Adu-Akyeampong

Ohenewaa Adu-Akyeampong

Strategy and Development Lead

Samuel Kofi Nartey

Samuel Kofi Nartey

Editor in Chief

Akua Pokua Asafu-Adjei

Akua Pokua Asafu-Adjei

Advisory Lead

Roxanne Amihere

Roxanne Amihere

PR & Marketing Lead

Victoria Mensah

Victoria Mensah

Wellbeing Lead