Equality and diversity
Equality and diversity in Chambers
5 Pump Court Chambers is committed to providing equal opportunities to all and takes its responsibility of encouraging diversity at the Bar very seriously.
We work hard to provide a welcoming environment for everyone regardless of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital/civil partnership status, age, disability, religion/belief, political persuasion, pregnancy and parenthood. We are committed to ensuring that all our members, employees and clients are treated with dignity and respect. We have comprehensive policies on Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work, Harassment, and Flexible Working for members and staff members.
We carry out regular diversity data surveys within Chambers, and carefully monitor our recruitment processes.
Committed to providing equal opportunities
We offer mini-pupillages through Inner Temple’s Pegasus Access scheme and Bridging the Bar. In order to ensure that mini-pupillages through our own scheme are accessible to all, every candidate based outside of the M25 area is entitled to be considered for a payment from Chambers to assist with travel expenses.
We collaborate with the Sutton Trust, a charity which champions social mobility through programmes, research and policy influence. Our members volunteer with the Trust to provide A Level students from less advantaged backgrounds with work experience via the ‘Pathways to Law’ Programme.
Many of our members also participate in a variety of diversity initiatives and events both individually and through various organisations including the Inns of Court, including the Bar Council initiative #IAmTheBar.