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“Socio-economic background as a barrier to practice” (Online)

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18:00 - 19:30

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

Interactive?: No

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.

·         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.