David Lammy MP, Minister of State at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, said:

“The Bar Council has done an excellent job of helping those of all abilities and from all backgrounds to access a career at the Bar, so I am really pleased that No bar to the Bar highlights the range of innovative schemes running. My own experience in accessing the Bar tells me that the hands which people are dealt in early life should not be a barrier to accessing work and education. Government continues to work with employers and businesses to make sure access to jobs is fair, open and transparent, and we have a good track record in this area”.

The full press release is available on the Bar Council website (www.barcouncil.org.uk)