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Equality and Diversity

We believe in a culture of positivity in the workplace where everyone is treated with respect.

KCH Garden Square is committed to increasing the diversity within our membership and in supporting future generations of the Bar, regardless of background or ethnicity.

Chambers & our members work closely with local Universities, Law Schools and students, regularly delivering employability and careers talks and engaging in widening participation events. We are exceptionally proud, and fully supportive, of the work of our members in relation to championing Equality & Diversity.

We acknowledge that there is inequality at the Bar as a whole and we strive to be a part of the action for change to boost diversity within the profession.

The Jeffers-Nunn Award

At the University of Leicester, Jamal Jeffers and Oliver Nunn, personally established and financed the Jeffers-Nunn Award. The annual award recipient, selected on academic merit and who is from a demographic group which is under-represented at the Bar, receives a financial award and mentorship from Jamal & Oliver to help their pursuit of a career at the Bar. The aim of the award is to provide students from groups which are under-represented at the Bar with valuable support, both financial and in terms of guidance, to help them achieve their aspirations, reach their potential and boost diversity in the profession.

Bar Futures Programme

At DeMontfort University, Jamal Jeffers launched the Bar Futures programme in which he and three other members of KCH Garden Square act as mentors to students. In addition, local Judges also provide shadowing experiences.

Midland Circuit Social Mobility

A number of our Counsel are active members of the Midland Circuit Social Mobility group, working to improve access to a career at the bar.

Equal Opportunities

As a Chambers and individual practising members, we do not discriminate either directly or indirectly on the basis of:

Race or Colour
Ethnic or National Origin
Nationality or Citizenship
Age, Sex or Sexual Orientation
Marital Status
Disability
Religion or Political Persuasion

 
Much of the work received into Chambers will request a particular individual to undertake it. In the case of non-designated work, the clerks will ensure that work is distributed in line with out Equal Opportunities policy.
 
KCH Garden Square will not accept instructions from professional clients that are discriminatory. If a professional client refuses to withdraw a discriminatory instruction then the practice development team will report the refusal to our Equality and Diversity Officer. In these circumstances, they will always report the incident to the relevant Bar Council Committee.
 
Diversity Data
 
In line with the Bar Standards Board Equality & Diversity Rules of the Code of Conduct, KCH Garden Square is required to publish an anonymized summary of diversity data. It should be noted that participation within our internal survey was voluntary, that the information is only based on those individuals who submitted responses and permission has been obtained for the anonymised information to be published.
 
Our latest 2020 summary report is available to view here.
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