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 for all members and staff.
Chambers has a dedicated and proactive Equality & 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 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:
3 Hare Court is a proud signatory to the Women in Law Pledge created by the Bar Council of England and Wales, The Law Society, and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). We are committed to the progress of equality and elimination of sex discrimination and pledge to make positive change for the legal profession.
To view our Women in Law Pledge Action Plan please click here
Chambers partners with SMF (a charity that aims to improve social mobility for young people) to offer work experience placements to those from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Chambers works with IntoUniversity, mentoring students and providing work experience days to support those from disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to consider a career as a barrister.
We support BLAGG and LGBT+ Network for Barristers which provides a support network for LGBTQ+ persons at the Bar.
We support the charity Education and Employers and Inspiring the Future which connects volunteers from various professions with schools in order to inspire and improve the career opportunities of young people.
3 Hare Court is pleased to announce that it is a founding signatory to the Greener Litigation Pledge, a commitment by solicitors’ firms, barristers’ chambers and other disputes professionals to take action to reduce the environmental impact of dispute resolution.
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 protected characteristics.
In relation to pupillage applications:
Anti-Racist Statement: Chambers is committed to being an anti-racist organisation and to continually review how we can do things better to embed an anti-racist culture and bring positive change. To view our Anti-Racist Statement please click here.
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.
3 Hare Court has in place the following policies, whose drafting and implementation the Equality and Diversity Committee regularly reviews: