We are proud to be a welcoming and inclusive Chambers
The principles of equality and diversity are of the utmost importance to Five Paper. We are committed to fostering a workplace where members and staff come from diverse backgrounds, and in which everyone can flourish.
So what do we do?
- We take our commitment seriously – see the Five Paper 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.
- We aim to make our services available to everyone. Please contact us if there are any reasonable adjustments you need.
- We are taking bold steps to make our pupillage recruitment process as fair as possible, and are one of very few chambers who operate a university-blind approach.
Recognition of our commitments
The 2015 Diversity League Table* awarded Five Paper the following rankings:
- Awarded 4th place in the Overall Diversity League Table for Barristers’ Chambers 2015.
- Joint 1st ranking for our Policy and Practice.
- Awarded 3rd place for female members in Chambers with 43% of our barristers being women.
- Ranked 6th for minority ethnic members of chambers, with 13% of Five Paper from BAME backgrounds.
*As at July 2018, the 2015 Diversity League Table was the most recent.
Please see below the results of the Diversity Questionnaire that was distributed to a total of 59 people, including members of Chambers, pupils, clerks, door tenants and staff. 51 people responded, of whom 6 did not consent to their data being published or indicated that they preferred not to complete the Diversity Questionnaire. Their data has therefore 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|