Equality and Diversity

29 Bedford Row Chambers is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity regardless of age, race, nationality, sex, gender re-assignment, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, disability, religion or belief, pregnancy or political persuasion.

Our commitment to promoting equal opportunities, diversity, inclusion, and ensuring an absence of discrimination requires that positive steps are taken to identify and eliminate possible discrimination in the decisions that need to be taken concerning:

  • The recruitment of pupils, tenants, clerks or other staff;
  • Relations between pupils, tenants, clerks and other staff – both professionally and socially;
  • The treatment of those connected with chambers, whether directly or indirectly as lay and professional clients.

A full copy of our equality and diversity policy is attached here and sets out in more detail the steps which we are taking to ensure that 29 Bedford Row is an environment free from discrimination. 

A commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion must of course be more than simply one made ‘on paper’. We therefore support (including financially) organisations and initiatives which encourage disadvantaged and minority groups to consider pursuing a career at the Bar. We also support organisations that provide legal advice and assistance to those who cannot afford representation. 

Over recent years this has included:

We are always keen to become involved in other schemes that promote social mobility and otherwise widen access to the Bar.

Click here for a write up from 10,000 Black Interns‘ student Susan Oduleye of her two weeks with us in chambers in July 2022.

Please click here to see 29 Bedford Row's published Equality and Diversity Data.

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