We’re very pleased to be a finalist for Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year (Chambers) at the UK Diversity Legal Awards, which will take place on 21 November.
In July 2018, a group of eight sixth-form students, who are considering a career in law, visited chambers for a two-day experience programme, which aimed to inspire and support young people from backgrounds that are under-represented at the Bar.
The programme included an introduction to the legal profession and court system, interactive workshops on contract law, wills, landlord and tenant disputes, advocacy and interview skills, as well as a visit to court.
Each student was assigned a barrister mentor, of whom they could ask questions throughout the experience, and with whom they can stay in touch for advice and support throughout their education and career.
We gathered anonymous feedback on all of the programme’s sessions and were delighted to find that 96% of the responses rated them as excellent or good.