Equality Diversity and Inclusion

Deans Court Chambers is committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace and in the wider community.

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Equality Diversity and Inclusion

Mission Statement

Deans Court Chambers prides itself on its wholehearted commitment to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion. We believe in providing opportunities to those of the highest ability, regardless of individual characteristics. We recognise the benefits of a membership which reflects the diversity of the society we serve and we strive to seek out talent, regardless of socio-economic barriers. We recognise the benefits of a wide range of diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences throughout our barristers and staff membership. It is our mission to provide a working environment and a service to clients that is characterised by mutual respect, support and equality. We promote outreach initiatives including working with schools and universities and support organisations that aim to widen access to the Bar. We continuously review and optimise how we operate at every level, in order to promote these objectives.

“As head of Deans Court Chambers, I see our commitment to diversity and inclusion on a daily basis, from the work done by committees to the actions of our staff. I am justifiably proud of the high standards we set” – Michael Hayton KC – Head of Chambers

Equality Team

“Our committed equality team meets regularly to share insight into how we can reach the very highest standards for diversity and inclusion and follows an action plan to ensure thoughts are followed through with positive action.” – Alex Taylor – Chambers’ Equality Officer

“Deans Court, staff and members regularly receive diversity training and we monitor our recruitment and work allocation processes to ensure fairness for all. I demand a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion from everyone in Chambers.” – Matthew Gibbons – Senior Clerk to Chambers