A chaired panel discussion by barristers focusing on the way their own and/or their clients’, witnesses’ or tribunals protected characteristic have benefited and/or disadvantaged them in the professional lives – and the mechanisms they have adopted to address any disadvantages.
Lecture followed by questions and Domus dinner (mixed seating plan with members of the Bench and Bar).
Speaker(s): Chair – Brie Stevens-Hoare KC, Panellists – Krista Lee KC, Yaa Dankwa Ampadu-Sackey, Chiara Cordone and Oscar Davies.
Themes: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
19:15: Domus Dinner
21:30: Event Ends
Materials and Preparation: No preparation required
The aim of this qualifying session is to give students a better understanding on how protected characteristics impact an individual – good or bad. To then be able to comprehend how the protected characteristics of a client, barrister or judge may impact the subject matter, conduct or experience of court proceedings.
Professional Statement Reference: (Access the full Professional Statement for Barristers here)
2.3 : Be aware and active in the pursuit of equality and respect for diversity, not tolerating unlawful discrimination, in themselves or others.
3.3 : Respond appropriately to those from diverse backgrounds and to the needs and sensitivities created by individual circumstances.
3.4 : Treat all people with respect and courtesy, regardless of their background or circumstances.
Dress: Dark lounge suits. Gowns provided. For more information about this dress code please visit the Student Members area.
Bookings: Please book via the Online Booking System.
Cancellation Policy: Students should consider all bookings a professional commitment and should only book onto an event if they fully plan on attending. Once booked on, students will be unable to cancel and receive a refund other than in exceptional circumstances.
This event is a Qualifying Session.