Quadrant Chambers is pleased to be part of the COMBAR Social Mobility mentoring scheme.
The scheme encourages students that come from under-represented to pursue a career as a barrister. Students must have started university but do not need to be studying law yet. They must also fall into a group that is considered under-represented at the commercial bar. Examples of these groups are applicants with a predominantly state school education, first generation applicants, applicants with disabilities, women, black applicants, and LGBTQ+ applicants.
At Quadrant Chambers, we take as our starting point that there is a lot of work to do to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in our Chambers, the Commercial and Chancery Bars, and the Bar more generally. As a Chambers, we are committed to doing as much of that work as we can, both inwardly to continue to improve on the strides that we are making within Quadrant to increase diversity and inclusion and externally, on a much broader scale, across the Bar. We look forward to working with COMBAR and mentees to create more diversity at the commercial Bar.
Applicants will be assessed by reference to their need for mentoring and their potential to pursue a career at the Bar. A deliberate decision has been taken to give equal weighting to both of these criteria to help ensure that the scheme reaches talented applicants from the most under-represented groups who would benefit most from mentoring and guidance.
Applicants need to complete the online application form, which must be received by 4pm on Friday 16 September 2022. It is hoped that applicants will be informed whether or not they have been accepted onto the scheme during October 2022.
For more information on the scheme and to apply, please click here.
For more information on our equality, diversity and inclusion policy, please click here.