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Framework for Taking Action on Race Equality

Purpose: Guide to taking action on Race equality in a chambers context
Scope of application: All practising barristers/chambers
Issued by: Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee (Race Working Group)
First reviewed: 24/09/2020
Last reviewed: 24/09/2020
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.

This guide is intended to support your thinking on Race discrimination and inclusion in a chambers context by suggesting a Framework for action, based on combining and adapting other established frameworks (used outside the profession). We hope this will help you determine what practical steps you want to take to in order to promote racial equality and diversity in chambers (or other Bar based organisations).

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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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