A chaired panel discussion by barristers focusing on the practical experience of the way the protected characteristic of clients can benefited and disadvantaged them in the litigation process and outcomes and how to support and assist clients.
Themes: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
6 pm until 7.30pm
QS value: 1
Materials and Preparation: No preparation required
Learning Outcomes: At the end of this Qualifying Session students will be able to:
· Understand more deeply how protected characteristics impact an individual for good or bad.
· Understanding the limits to one person’s own ability to really understand and empathise another’s lived experience.
· Understand a range of possible ways to educate and inform oneself in relation to characteristics generally or an individual demonstrating respect and understanding.
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.