Duties under the Equality Act 2010
When we’re making decisions, the Equality Act 2010 gives us a duty to take into account the need to:
- eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- advance equality of opportunity
- foster good relations between different parts of the community
This covers, age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and motherhood, race (including ethnic or national origin, colour and nationality), religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex and sexual orientation. We also have a duty to publish:
- equality objectives (at least every 4 years)
- reports showing how we’re meeting our equality responsibilities (at least once a year)
Equality & Diversity Policy
Chambers is committed to a clear Equal Opportunities policy in respect of recruitment of members and training, as well as the employment, promotion and training of all staff. This policy applies to all counsel and staff irrespective of their age, gender, disability, race, ethnicity or religious beliefs and Chambers is committed to fulfilling the requirements of the Equalities Act 2010.
Our aim is to provide an excellent working environment so that we are able to attract and retain the most able members of the Bar available, and by supporting equality and diversity making it an excellent place to work and promote a healthy work life balance for all of our people. This policy of equality, diversity and fairness applies equally to accepting briefs and instructions to Counsel in all our dealings with lay and professional clients as well as suppliers.