This Qualifying Session is a lecture on exploring the factors of socio-economic background as a barrier to practice.
Speaker(s)/Tutor(s): Chair: David Mohyuddin QC, Panelists: HHJ Barbara Mensah, Samreen Akhtar, Joseph Curl QC and Danielle Manson
QS value: 1
QS theme: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Materials and Preparation:
No preparation required
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.
· Discuss how socio-economic background affects progression to practise.
· 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.