The Launch of FREEBAR - 17/2/16

18 February 2016

We were very pleased to be involved in the launch last night of FreeBar which aims to provide a forum focused on LGBT+ people working at and for the Bar. Both James Donovan our senior clerk and our chambers manager Guy Mitchell are on the organising committee. 3 Hare Court along with Hardwicke Chambers, Matrix Chambers, 5 Paper Buildings, No 5 Chambers and 2 Temple Gardens (and in conjunction with Stonewall) are seeking to ensure that at the Bar "Acceptance without Exception" is real, tangible and a shared experience from the most junior to the most senior.

The launch event was Chaired by Sir Paul Jenkins and with speakers including Tom Allen QC, Caroline Harrison QC, S. Chelvan, Chantal- Aimée Doerries QC (Chairman of the Bar), His Honour Judge Dight and Natalie Hearn. There was a drinks reception afterwards and with the whole event being kindly hosted by Travers Smith. The event was very well attended.

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