The collection of diversity data is part of Park Square Barristers’ strategy to ensure that we promote equality & diversity in our policies and practice.
Bar Standards Board Guidance
In the Bar Standards Board’s Equality and Diversity Guidance, it states ‘Equality policies by themselves will not bring about equality. Through the collection and analysis of data chambers are in a position to ensure that checks can be made on whether or not policies and action plans are being implemented and whether or not they are working. Without data, it is impossible to establish the nature or extent of any inequality and therefore devise appropriate measures to reduce or remove it.
Notable features of our diversity data
- Park Square Barristers is above the national average in respect of gender representation
- Park Square Barristers is above the national average in respect of practising barristers who are Black Minority Ethnic (BME)
- The majority of those members of Park Square Barristers who participated in the survey attended state secondary education
- Nearly half of Park Square Barristers’ members who attended university were the first generation in their family to do so
Diversity at the Bar 2017
When comparing Park Square Barristers with the Bar Standards Board Report on Diversity at the Bar, we are above the national average in relation to:
- National average — 37%
- Park Square Barristers — 40%
Practising barristers disclosing as Black/minority ethnic (BME)
- National average — 12%
- Park Square Barristers — 13%
‘Prefer not to say’ responses
- National average — minimal
- Park Square Barristers — minimal.
Further diversity among members, clerks & support staff
- 38 are primary carers for a child/ren aged under 18
- We collected evidence of members who have a disability according to the Equality Act 2010
- We collected evidence of diversity in religion and belief
- We collected evidence of diversity in sexual orientation.