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Fair Recruitment Guide

Purpose: Guide to enable all barristers/chambers in complying with fair recruitment rules.
Scope of application: All barristers and chambers
Issued by: The Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee
Last reviewed: 01/12/2015
Status and effect: Please see the notice at end of this page. This is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.

Barristers can comply with this rule by reading the Fair Recruitment Guide, however we recommend that at least one member of any recruitment panel should attend an appropriate classroom course.

You will find the Appendices at the back of the Fair Recruitment Guide. If you need a word version of this document for the templates etc, please contact Sam Mercer.

For details of training courses based on the Fair Recruitment Guide contact Training and Events at the Bar Council.

Download: Fair Recruitment Guide:

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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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