3 Hare Court is committed to the promotion of equality and diversity in Chambers and to providing equality of opportunity and a fair working environment so that members and staff can flourish regardless of their socio-economic background.
Chambers has a dedicated and proactive Equality and Diversity Committee, including members who have completed the Bar Standards Board’s Advanced Equality and Diversity Awareness training. The Committee oversees our Equality Action Plan and continually considers equality, diversity and inclusivity issues in the context of fair allocation of work, social mobility initiatives, mentoring, wellbeing, marketing, and diversity monitoring (including in recruitment).
3 Hare Court has in place the following policies, whose drafting and implementation the Equality and Diversity Committee regularly reviews:
3 Hare Court and its individual members and staff are proactively involved in various initiatives and charities that promote the furtherance of equality and diversity as well as access to the legal profession and to the Bar. Some examples include:
Chambers strives to achieve diversity among its members, pupils, mini-pupils and staff. Recognising those that are typically underrepresented at the Bar, we encourage and welcome applications from women, individuals with Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and those who are LGBTQ+, as well as those from other groups that tend to be underrepresented in the legal profession.
Applicants will always be assessed using objective and fair criteria, and without discrimination based on their socio-economic background.
In relation to pupillage applications:
In accordance with the Bar Standards Board’s equality and diversity rules, 3 Hare Court has conducted a survey of its members, staff and pupils in order to collect and publish equality and diversity data. The survey was conducted anonymously and in accordance with the BSB rules. Participation was voluntary. To view 3 Hare Court’s diversity data results for 2021, please click here.