Chambers operates an equal opportunities policy and is committed to promoting and advancing diversity and equality among its members and staff. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, political persuasion, disability, age or religion. We fully endorse the Bar Council's Equality and Diversity Code. Chambers is pleased to be involved in initiatives aimed at increasing diversity. It participates in the Pegasus Access Scheme, which is a work experience programme administered by Inner Temple that aims to support those from diverse backgrounds who are considering a career at the Bar. It also hosts meetings of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
Chambers is prepared happy to make reasonable adjustments for disabled candidates and encourages applications from groups which are under-represented at the Bar in Chambers.
What follows is a link to FTB Chambers’ Diversity Data which Chambers is required to publish in summary form in accordance with the Equality and Diversity Rules in the Bar Standards Board’s Code of Conduct for the Bar. The data is presented in percentage terms, reflecting the information derived from the total number of questionnaires returned by members and employees of Chambers. Not everyone returned a questionnaire (they were not under any obligation to do so) and so the summary does not therefore necessarily present a complete picture of the make up of Chambers. Nevertheless, by presenting the data in this way, the anonymity of respondents is preserved, as required by the rules, where publication of data relating to a category group numbering less than 10 might lead to identification of individual respondents.
Members of Chambers completed undergraduate degrees at a wide variety of academic insitutions in the UK and beyond. The list is available here.