Gender Equity at the Bar

28 August 2015

The first  actions adopted by the Bar Council on 10 September 2014 on the recommendation of the Women at the Bar sub-committee, were the introduction of an Unconscious Bias CPD Program, and the provision of a Silk’s Commitment to engage with the leaders of the Bar to commit to actively advancing equality and diversity at the Bar. This is a completely voluntary undertaking.

 

The Silks’ Commitment

A pledge by Silks indicating a personal commitment to advancing equality and diversity including, at a minimum, recommending at least one new woman for a research task or junior brief annually, and to actively support a non-discriminatory workplace culture at the Bar.