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Qualifying Session Lecture (Online)

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Panel: Discussion led Master Shuman with Brie Stevens-Hoare QC (joint head of Hardwick Chambers) Chris Loweth (head of legal and business affairs at BBC Global news), Zeenat Islam (junior counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and founder of YOU*th Inspire) and Andrew Rhodes (No 5 Chambers and a member of Neurodiversity in the Law).

Title: “Equality Act 10 years old – what does it mean for me?”

Theme: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


5.45pm: Registration

6.00pm: Lecture Starts

Guests: Guests are not permitted.

Materials and Preparation: No preparation required.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of this Qualifying Session students will be able to:

·         Recognise and understand the life experiences for those practising at the bar with protected characteristics.

·         Identify the issues faced by those at the Bar from diverse backgrounds.

·         Identify coping mechanisms and a way forward for those facing or at risk of discrimination

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.


Students wishing to book qualifying sessions, should do so via the Online Booking System.

Specially Qualified Applicants should email the Education Services Manager.

This event is a Qualifying Session.