7BR is committed to providing a working culture in which all individuals are treated with dignity, respect and fairness.
We will not discriminate, or 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.
Harassment on any of the grounds set out above, or harassment constituting bullying or unfair pressure, by any member of Chambers, pupil or member of staff, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated or condoned. Those members, staff, pupils or others temporarily in Chambers who suffer harassment have a right of complaint by following the procedure set out in paragraph 11 of this policy.
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, the Head of Chambers and CEO have ensured that we have in place written policies and procedures to encourage equality of opportunity in every area of Chambers’ activity, and to provide a framework for the resolution of complaints which both adheres to the requirements laid down by the Bar Standards Board (“BSB”), and enforces these policies and procedures.
Members are also expected to use the means available to them under their Articles of Association to take reasonable steps to ensure that these policies and procedures exist, and that they are enforced.
Click here to view our policy in full.
Click here to view our 2018 Equality & Diversity Survey results.