7BR members and Chief Executive Harry Charlton were delighted to represent 7BR at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2023 last night, where 7BR won an award for Diversity and Inclusion Outstanding Set of the Year. Chambers is delighted to have been selected from an extensive shortlist.

As part of the nomination process, 7BR’s diversity and inclusion initiatives were described by its referees as “state-of-the-art,” “refreshing,” “providing crucial support” and “meaningfully increasing access to justice.” Moreover, 7BR’s work is “underpinned by a solid approach internally and across the board on equality and diversity.”

We are proud of the work we have done to date, but we know there is more to be done.

Chief Executive Harry Charlton said: “We seek to communicate the message to any would-be barristers that we are accessible and on a journey to becoming truly inclusive.”

Head of Chambers Rachel Langdale KC added “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award in recognition of the hard work done by many at 7BR to improve diversity and inclusion. There is, of course, more to be done in Chambers and within the legal profession as a whole in order to achieve true equality, including addressing the gender pay gap head on.”

Chambers would like to thank its referees for this nomination including the Bar Council, Bridging the Bar, AccessAble, the Anti-Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Group, and leading disability access commentator, Ross Hovey.

To learn more about diversity and inclusion at 7BR, please see full policy, available here.


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