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Target Setting Guide

Purpose: Guide to setting targets for Bar based organisations to use in Equality Diversity and Inclusion work.
Scope of application: All practicing barristers/chambers
Issued by: The Race Working Group and Equality Diversity and Social Mobility Committee
First reviewed: 12/04/2022
Last reviewed: 12/04/2022
Status and effect: Please see the notice at end of this document. This is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.

This guide has been prepared to support Chambers and other organisations at the Bar with target setting to support progress in equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives.

It is designed to assist the Bar with actioning the recommendation in the Race at the Bar Report, and to support target setting in all areas of EDI.

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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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