Chambers operates an equal opportunities and non-discrimination policy. We do not discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin or citizenships, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, political persuasion, or disability. This policy is applied in the provision of services, and in the selection, recruitment and treatment of staff, pupils and tenants.

Data Collection

Members of Chambers, pupils and staff are invited, if they wish, to provide their diversity data as part of the 'Bar Standards Board code and chambers' diversity policy. As we are required to do, we publish an anonymous summary of available diversity data. The purpose of this is to promote transparency in recruitment and employment activities and an independent, strong, diverse and effective legal profession.


Summary of Data

Data collection was undertaken in October 2012. All members of the workforce were asked to provide data voluntarily. Approximately 26% of the workforce provided data. The summary below is not a complete analysis of the entire workforce at College Chambers and the statistics below are based on data provided and is not a complete picture of the entire workforce. Certain information that would identify a person has not been utilised for the purposes of anonymity.

On the basis of the total responses:

  • 60% were women and 40% were men

 


Barristers

On the basis of the total responses:

  • 60% were women and 40% were male
  • 100% were white
  • All were between the ages of 25 and 54

Staff including clerks

  • 75% were female and 25% were male
  • 75% were white
  • All were between the ages of 16 and 44

The diversity of Chambers will be regularly reviewed and updated in accordance with the provisions of the said Code.