The Table, now in its fourth year, provides breakdowns on gender and ethnicity within the UK’s leading law firms.  Invitations to leading barristers’ chambers were sent out in August inviting them to complete the survey. The 2009 Table will be published in  September.

The Table also aims to look at how chambers rank in relation to the guidelines in the Crown Prosecution Service’s “Equality and Diversity Expectations Statement for the Bar”. The Chairman of the Bar Council, Desmond Browne QC, commented: “The Bar Council endorses this project and will encourage chambers to see the benefits of participation.”

The Table is compiled on a purely voluntary basis, and is produced by the Black Solicitors Network in association with the Law Society and with the full support of the Bar Council.