Our “Big Promise” on Race Equality

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Written by:

Guy Dunwoody


This week we have been actively encouraging members, pupils and staff to take part in the Race Equality Week five-day challenge which has provided a range of activities to help us reflect and importantly take action to drive race equality both individually as well as jointly.

Today marks the final day of the challenge, the “Big Promise” and Chambers is committing to:

  • Engage with members of Chambers from diverse backgrounds to complete a race equality audit in order to identify potential barriers to race equality.
  • Design and implement positive action measures where auditing shows an underrepresentation of, or adverse impact on, people from ethnic minority backgrounds, following the guidance of the Bar Council on positive action.
  • Implement comprehensive anti-racist training for all barristers and staff, supporting practical, tailored strategies to have a positive impact on behavioural and cultural change.

Written by Guy Dunwoody