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Sexual harassment: information for chambers

Purpose: Guide to managing an allegation of sexual harassment against a member of chambers, chambers' staff or any other person whose conduct chambers has responsibility for or influence over.
Scope of application: All barristers and chambers
Issued by: The Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee
First reviewed: 01/12/2015
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.

What you should do when an allegation of sexual harassment has been made against a member of chambers, a member of chambers’ staff or against any other person whose conduct chambers may have some responsibility for or influence over (including instructing solicitors).


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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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