Our working arrangements and important information during the Covid-19 pandemic

Following Government guidance, members of chambers, clerks and staff are now working remotely. During this period clerks and staff will be available by email, on their direct dial and mobile numbers. Our switchboard will also be in operation during chambers working hours (Monday-Friday, 08.30-18.30).

Paul Bunting
(Senior Clerk)

Paul.Bunting@selbornechambers.co.uk

020 7420 9502

07971 843023

Darren Madle
(Senior Clerk)

Darren.Madle@selbornechambers.co.uk

020 7420 9504

07769 714399

Oliver Ventura
(First Junior Clerk)

Oliver.Ventura@selbornechambers.co.uk

020 7420 9505

07845 079675

Aron Hanks
(Second Junior Clerk)

Aron.Hanks@selbornechambers.co.uk

020 7420 9506

07508 032811

Brandy Forrester
(Fees Manager)

Brandy.Forrester@selbornechambers.co.uk

020 7420 9507

07702 496628

Charlotte Crane
(Marketing Manager)

Charlotte.Crane@selbornechambers.co.uk

020 7420 9501

07585 445470

Please note that as we are working remotely we will not be able to accept deliveries to chambers, therefore please speak to one of the clerks who will be able to provide an alternative address or solution to this.

For more information please see our response to Covid-19.

Diversity

Selborne Chambers is committed to equality and diversity in the workplace with equal opportunity for everyone. We consider it essential that we maintain high standards in relation to equality and diversity. We strive to ensure that the principle of fair and equal treatment is upheld in all areas of our business. This includes the recruitment of pupils, members and staff, practice development of members of Chambers and the promotion of staff.

Selborne Chambers will not tolerate discrimination against clients, members of Chambers, pupils or staff on grounds of gender, race, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, religion or belief.

Chambers has a number of policies in place to promote equality and diversity:

(i) Parental Leave Policy

(ii) Fair Access to Work Policy

(iii) Anti-harassment Policy

(iv) Flexible Working Policy

(v) Complaints and Grievances Procedure

Chambers is proud that its members support pro bono activities and social mobility projects. We have members who carry out pro bono work both through and outside Advocate (formerly known as the Bar Pro Bono Unit) and the Chancery Bar Litigant in Person Scheme (CLIPS) and we have a member who sits on the Bar Council’s Pro Bono Board.

We participate every year in the Bar Council/Social Mobility Project placement scheme which enables sixth form students from disadvantaged backgrounds to see life at the Bar and to encourage them to consider the law as a possible career for them when they might not otherwise do so. We also take part in the Middle Temple/COMBAR placement scheme, which operates on a similar basis for law students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Diversity Data

In accordance with the requirements of the Bar Standards Board (“BSB”), Selborne Chambers conducts surveys in order to collect and publish equality and diversity data in respect of its workforce (both barristers and non-barristers). These surveys assist Selborne Chambers in monitoring the success of its equality and diversity policies. Selborne Chambers is also required to publish summaries of the data collected, to help provide transparency in recruitment and encourage diversity in the profession. Chambers’ policy for the collection and retention of diversity data is available here. The latest survey was carried out in March 2019 and a summary of the data is available here.

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