7BR is committed to providing a working culture in which all individuals are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. We will not discriminate, tolerate discrimination, on grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, religion or political persuasion. This applies to all aspects of our work, whether concerning staff, clients, members or pupils.
We will seek to encourage applications from groups which are under-represented in Chambers and are prepared to make reasonable adjustments for candidates with a disability.
Accordingly, we have in place written procedures to encourage equality of opportunity in every area of Chambers’ activity and to provide a framework for the resolution of complaints. Chambers’ Equality and Diversity policy can be accessed here.
Collecting and publishing diversity data provides transparency for Chambers’ practises and enables us to identify any disparities in relation to certain characteristics. The table, below, indicates the response rate across Chambers to the Bar Standards Board model questionnaire. Bearing in mind the response rate and that some of the workforce withheld their consent, the following summary – whilst a useful snapshot of the diversity that exists in Chambers – should not be taken as a full reflection of 7BR’s diversity. A detailed breakdown of our diversity data collected in 2016 can be accessed here.
|Queen’s Counsel||Junior Member||Pupil||Staff|
|No. in Chambers||13||70||2||24|
|No. who responded||8||44||2||23|
|% who responded||62%||63%||100%||96%|