Courses are run in the evenings from the Bar Council’s offices in London and through the Circuits and are designed to assist participants to implement the Equality and Diversity Code in chambers. The course is based on the law, case studies and discussion of implementation strategies. It is open to all members and staff of chambers and will be particularly useful for chambers’ Equal Opportunity Officers.

The course is in two parts and delegates are expected to attend both sessions. Topics covered include: 

  • recruitment and selection;
  • disability obligations;
  • regulatory and statutory framework;
  • career development and work allocation issues;
  • maternity, paternity and parental leave;
  • flexible working; and
  • handling complaints and harassment.  

Lecturers are barristers who are specialists in employment and discrimination law.

Dates for 2011 are still be to be decided. 

Places are limited so register your interest as soon as possible by contacting Anne Marie Fouche via email:; Tel: 020 7833 7434.