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Equality Policy

Atlantic Chambers is firmly committed to the active promotion of Equality and Diversity and Equal Opportunities.  Atlantic Chambers recognises that such a commitment requires taking positive steps to identify and eliminate possible areas of discrimination so as to afford:

  • Equality of access to all applicants for mini pupillage, tenancy and employment;
  • Equality of treatment to all members, pupils and staff;
  • Equality of service to professional clients covering both the planning of services and the decision whether to accept instructions or other advice.

 

Chambers understands that if Chambers (and more widely, the Bar) is to thrive, it needs to select the very best from the widest possible pool.

Chambers is firmly committed to equal opportunities and tackling discrimination.  Chambers recognises that in society, groups and individuals are at risk of being oppressed and/or disadvantaged on the grounds of heir race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity.

Our full policy is available upon request to julie@atlanticchambers.co.uk

 

DIVERSITY DATA

In accordance with the Bar Standards Board's rule, Atlantic Chambers has appointed Ann Beattie as Diversity Data Officer and has carried out a survey of all staff, members of Chambers and pupils in order to gather diversity data.

An anonymised summary of the data collected is set out below.  Not all data can be published as, where there are fewer than 10 individuals falling into a particular category or with a particular characteristic, the data can only be published if all those within the category or with that characteristic agree.  Atlantic Chambers has fewer than 10 Queen's Counsel, Pupils, Clerks, Fee Clerks, Administrators and Support Staff therefore the data relating to them has not been included.

The excercise is entirely voluntary, therefore some data is missing as not everyone completed a form or gave the required consent.  In addition each question gave the option to select 'prefer not to say' therefore that is included where relevant in the summary below.

Data was collected relating to sexual orientation and religious belief, but that data has not been included in the summary.

 

BARRISTERS

1. Do you have responsibility for supervising or managing the work of employees?
Yes 1
No 17
Prefer not to say 0



2. Age
16 - 24 0
25 - 34 <10
35 - 44 8
45 - 54 4
55 - 64 2
65+ 0
Prefer not to say 0

 

3. Gender
Male 13
Female <10
Prefer not to say 0

 

4. Disability
a) do you consider yourself to have a disability according to the definition in the Equality Act?
Yes 1
No 17
Prefer not to say 0
b) are your dy-to-day activities limited because of a health problem or disability which has lased, or is expected to last, at least 12 months?
Yes, limited a lot 1
Yes, limited a little 0
No 17
Prefer not to say 0

 

5. Ethnic Group
African 1
British/English/Welsh/ Northern Irish/Scottish/Manx 15
Prefer not to say 10

 

6. Socio-economic background
a) If you went to Unoversity |(to study a BA, BSc course or higher), were you part of the first generation of your family to do so?
Yes 12
No <10
Did not attend University 0
Prefer not to say 0
b) Did you mainly attend a state or fee paying school between the ages of 11 - 18?
UK State School 11
UK Independent/fee paying school 6
Attended school outside the UK <10
Prefer not to say 0

 

7. Caring responsibilties
a) Are you a primary carer for a child or children under 18?
Yes 8
No <10
Prefer not to say 1
b) Do you look after, or give any help or support to family members, friends, bneighbours or others because of either:
-Long ter physical or mental ill-health/disability
-Problems relating to old age
(do not count anything you do as part of your paid employment)
No 15
yes, 1-19 hours a week <10
Yes, 20+ hours a week 0
Prefer not to say 1

 

 

 

 

 

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