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Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying and Inappropriate Behaviours

Purpose: Information to support reporting discrimination, including harassment and bullying.
Scope of application: All barristers
Issued by: Bar Council
First reviewed: 19/08/2019

Download: This guide provides a legal definition for discrimination, including harassment, and lists the types of inappropriate behaviours that cause concern.:

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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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