Equality and diversity

8 New Square Intellectual Property, is committed to the active promotion of equal opportunities and to ensuring, at all relevant times, an absence of direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, religion or political persuasion.

We are proud to be a Sponsor and Partner of Bridging the Bar, a charity committed to the promotion of diversity and equal opportunities at the Bar.  Bridging the Bar is committed to increasing the equality of access to opportunities in the legal profession across all under-represented groups.

Its three main objectives are:

  • equal access to opportunity – through its Mini-Pupillage scheme;
  • mentorship – aiming to make the Bar a more accessible and better understood profession by connecting a diverse pool of students with dedicated mentors; and
  • transparency – using its directories to highlight the chambers and organisations that are leading the way towards equal access to opportunity.

To find out more about Bridging the Bar and its Mini-Pupillage scheme, please click here.

Chambers Diversity Data Officer Harri Gibson holds anonymous diversity statistics for all members, pupils, door tenants and staff in chambers (data May 2019). The statistics are not published here because with relatively few numbers in each diversity category there would be risk of identification for individuals. Chambers is however, confident that we have a reasonable mix of members in respect of gender and ethnicity, given our size.

If you would like to discuss this further please contact Harri Gibson, Data Diversity Officer at harri.gibson@8newsquare.co.uk  or on 020 7405 4321 who will be happy to assist you.