Brick Court Chambers is delighted to announce that the six sets of Chambers participating in the Mentoring Scheme for underrepresented groups have, between them, offered places on the scheme to nearly 150 applicants. Over 400 applicants from groups that are underrepresented at the Bar applied for places on the scheme.
The sets involved hope that this scheme will make a real contribution to increasing diversity at the Bar, by providing mentees with a source of information and advice, and by making it clear that a career at the Bar is open to anyone, from any background.
More details of the scheme are here.
It is open to people from underrepresented groups including women; people from minority ethnic backgrounds; people with disabilities; LGBT+ people; people who spent time in care; and people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.
The participating sets of Chambers are:
Sarah Abram from Brick Court, who is a member of the committee that has been working to set up the mentoring scheme, comments that “We were delighted to receive so many applications to the scheme from an incredibly diverse range of applicants. The quality of the applications was extraordinarily impressive and it was extremely difficult to narrow the field down to select successful applicants. We’re all looking forward to getting to know the mentees and to working with them over the next year.”