Ten Old Square is fully committed to the principles of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. It is crucial to our standing as a leading Chancery set of barristers’ chambers that we excel in this, as in the rest of our business.
The obligation not to discriminate against clients, our members, pupils or our staff on grounds of gender, race, sexual orientation, age, disability and religion or belief is also a fundamental legal and regulatory obligation imposed on us by legislation and by the Bar’s Conduct Rules.
We make sure that we are behaving in a fair and non-discriminatory way at all times and we recruit and retain the very best staff, pupils, and barristers, based on merit, from the widest possible pool of talent. We are signed up to the Chambers UK Diversity and Inclusion Charter, a global initiative to promote a diverse and inclusive legal profession. Our executive leader and charter champion is our Senior Clerk, Keith Plowman.
In the interests of transparency we publish Ten Old Square’s E,D & I Policies here. These include:
We are fully committed to being an anti-racist organisation. Where necessary we will take proactive steps to confront and remedy the effects of existing and systemic racism in all its forms within our organisation and in our work. Please click here to read or download our Anti-Racism Statement in full.
We also publish our Workforce Diversity Data survey online. Please click here to see the results of the 2020 survey.
Comprehensive, up to date annual Equality, Diversion and Inclusion training is offered to all members of our Chambers’ workforce.
If you have any questions relating to our commitment to equality and diversity please contact our Senior Clerk, Keith Plowman, in the first instance.