Chambers is committed to acting responsibly as barristers, as staff and as an organisation. This included thinking about our environment, our community and our workplace. We have a number of projects in place and projects planned to improve our workplace, our impact on the environment and diversity of both Chambers and the profession.
Chambers has a number of initiatives that are aimed at working responsibly and caring for the physical and mental health of clients, members and staff.
In order to support our colleagues at the criminal/publicly funded bar we have committed to four years of support to the Butterfield Fund which exists on the Western Circuit for the specific purpose of allowing one or more pupillages to take place in criminal sets and/or at the publicly funded bar on the circuit which would not otherwise have taken place.
Quadrant Chambers are Gold Circle Patrons for Advocate, the pro-bono charity and Matthew Reeve is Chambers' pro-bono champion. We also support the Free Representation Unit and other similar initiatives. Members also work with Advocate to represent clients directly.
Members directly support the profession by volunteering for Bar Council committees and for pupillage events in Chambers, whether as a Supervisor or working with our pupils and prospective pupils in other ways. Members of staff sit on committees for the Bar Council and for the specialist Bar associations including COMBAR, for the Institute of Barristers' Clerks and for the LPMA. We assist the Bar Council with international placements on a regular basis, hosting lawyers from Asia, South America & Europe.
Chambers are members of PRIME and present a number of workshops and seminars each year, currently in conjunction with HFW. Members of Chambers regularly speak with schools and colleges to encourage interest in the Bar.
All members of staff are paid above the London Living Wage and flexible working is actively supported where possible.
In 2021, Chambers joined the Bar Sustainability Network.