We are proud to announce that Garden Court Chambers has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion Award at the Chambers Bar Awards 2019.
Founded on a commitment to social justice, Garden Court Chambers has always prided itself on a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Our pioneering mentoring scheme, ‘Access to the Bar for All’, encourages students from minority and disadvantaged groups to consider a career as a barrister. 16-year-old students, girls and/or those from ethnic minority and disadvantaged groups are offered mentoring for five years and paid internships at Garden Court.
Students in the scheme have the opportunity to be awarded a £7000 per year scholarship to assist with living expenses at university if they go on to study a law degree.
Barristers from Garden Court provide mentoring to students over the course of five years. The current mentor barristers are: Connor Johnston, Jo Cecil, Paul Clark, Helen Curtis, Gemma Loughran and Ann Osborne.
We are the most diverse set of chambers in the country. 48% of our barristers are women and 26% of our barristers are from ethnic minorities. 58% of our staff are women and 26% are from ethnic minorities.
Garden Court Chambers is proud to be a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme, the leading employers programme for ensuring that all LGBT staff are accepted without exception in the workplace.
Chambers Bar Awards winners will be announced at the award ceremony taking place at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London on 31 October 2019.