Equality, Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility

Our core policies

Equality & Diversity

Libertas Chambers is committed to encouraging diversity and eliminating discrimination in both its role as an employer and as a provider of legal services. Libertas Chambers aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences, that promotes dignity, equality and diversity, and that encourages individuals to develop and maximise their true potential.

It is our policy to treat everyone equally and fairly regardless of their racial group, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religion or political persuasion.  We seek to reflect this in recruitment at all levels.  All barristers are committed to observing the Bar Standards Board’s Equality and Diversity Rules of the Code of Conduct in relation to non-discrimination in the acceptance of work, the carrying out of that work and all dealings with clients, colleagues, staff and others. Staff are committed to complying with this policy.

Our Diversity Data Officer, and Equality and Diversity Officer is Oliver Cook who is responsible for ensuring all policies required by the Bar Standards Board are in place, regularly reviewed and are fully implemented. A copy of our overarching Equality and Diversity Policy can made available on request.

We have published the results of our 2022 Equality & Diversity Survey. The data for this can be found on this PDF.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Libertas maintains a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Members of chambers are involved in a number of outreach and social mobility projects encouraging diversity of applicants to the Bar.

Members are committed to assisting projects that assist the community, from arranging sponsorship within local communities to appointments as trustees of nationally recognised charities.

Our ongoing focus on social responsibility is consistently monitored by our Equalities and Diversity Officer, Felicity Gerry KC