We are committed to upholding equality and diversity legislation
Equality law and diversity law is of the utmost importance within Five Paper Chambers. We are committed to providing a workplace where everyone can flourish in an environment in which all barristers, pupils and members of staff can achieve their best, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/ maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
So what do we do?
- We take our commitment seriously – see our Equality Policy.
- We also have an Action Plan – this contains the steps to be taken by us in the next year in order to promote fair treatment in Chambers and at the Bar.
- All those in Chambers have regular equality and diversity training, provided by external accredited trainers.
- Each year, we submit out data, policies and actions to the BSN Diversity League Table to see how we are doing in comparison to others at the Bar.
- We aim to make our services available to everyone. Please contact us if there are any reasonable adjustments you need.
Recognition of our commitments
- Awarded 4th place in the Overall Diversity League Table for Barristers’ Chambers 2015.
- Joint 1st ranking for our Policy and Practice in the Diversity league Table 2015.
- Awarded 3rd place for female members in Chambers in the Diversity League Table 2015 with 43% of our barristers being women.
- Ranked 6th for minority ethnic members of chambers, with 13% of Five Paper from BAME backgrounds.
Please see below the results of the Diversity Questionnaire that was distributed to a total of 59 people which included members of Chambers, pupils, clerks, door tenants and staff. 51 responded, of those 6 did not consent to their data being published or indicated that they preferred not to complete, and therefore their data has been excluded from the table below.
|16 – 24||3|
|25 – 34||10|
|35 – 44||13|
|45 – 54||8|
|55 – 64||6|
|Prefer not to say||1|
|White and Asian||1|
|White and Black African||1|
|White – British/English/Welsh/Northern Irish/Scottish||39|
|White – Other (South African)||1|
First generation to attend University
|Did not attend University||5|
State or fee paying school
|UK State School||31|
|UK Independent/Fee-paying school||13|
|Attended school outside the UK||1|
Primary carer for child/children under 18
Hours of help or support to family or others
|1 – 19 hours a week||10|
|20 – 49 hours a week||3|
|Prefer not to say||1|