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 an equality and diversity policy which can be found here.
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 the Bar Pro Bono Unit 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.
We are pleased to publish, as required by the Bar’s regulatory, the Bar Standards Board, diversity data relating to the barristers and staff in Chambers. The latest survey was carried out in September 2016 and the data is shown here.