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Bar Council Accessibility Self-Audit Tool for chambers

Purpose: Completion of this self-audit will assist chambers in responding to enquiries about access from prospective clients, pupils, tenants and staff: in publishing access information on chambers' website and in recruitment literature, and in taking steps to improve accessibility
Scope of application: All barristers practicing in chambers
Issued by: The Disability Panel and Equality Diversity and Social Mobility Committee
First reviewed: 25/06/2019

This audit has been designed by the Bar Council in consultation with the Bar Council’s Disability Panel.

There are a wide range of physical and mental disabilities and this audit doesn’t cover everything. It does however focus on common access issues faced by students, pupils, members of the Bar and their clients.

We encourage chambers to use this self-applied audit to establish potential access issues and to become better informed about potential issues/barriers.

How to use:

  • Please complete the questionnaire
  • You do not need to submit the results to Bar Council

A word version is provided for ease of use.


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Important Notice

This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of professional conduct and ethics. It is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor a disciplinary tribunal nor the Legal Ombudsman is bound by any views or advice expressed in it. It does not comprise – and cannot be relied on as giving – legal advice. It has been prepared in good faith, but neither the Bar Council nor any of the individuals responsible for or involved in its preparation accept any responsibility or liability for anything done in reliance on it. For fuller information as to the status and effect of this document, please see here.

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