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Chambers of Jason Beer QC

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5 Essex Court is committed to being a responsible organisation, employer and business partner for our clients and community. Inclusivity, diversity and making a difference are very much embedded into the ethos of Chambers.

We want to stand out for our values and distinct culture so that our barristers, pupils and staff are proud to be part of Chambers and clients want to work with us.

We respect diversity and value each other whatever our role or background. Our inclusive working culture means that all barristers, pupils and staff are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

The continuing education and development of all our people is important to us. This¬†includes¬†both formal training and informal knowledge sharing¬†which we also extend to our clients and community.¬† Chambers won the Legal Cheek inaugural ‚ÄúBest Chambers for Training‚ÄĚ Award 2018.

5 Essex Court has an unusually strong team ethic both internally and how we work with our clients. Our inclusive and collaborative working approach enables us to build effective relationships and achieve together.

Collectively and individually, we focus on not only doing things right but also doing the right thing. We always consider the impact of our actions on each other, our clients and the wider community in which we operate.

When we recruit pupils and tenants, we select applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experience in accordance with our equal opportunities selection policy. We aim to treat all applicants fairly, irrespective of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability and age. We encourage and welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin and people with disabilities, as well as candidates from other groups which are under-represented at the Bar.?

5 Essex Court has a high proportion of female silks and female members of Chambers and is highly ranked in the Black Solicitors Network Diversity League Table.

As a Chambers and as individuals, we are involved with and support a range of initiatives, charities and causes in the community. Examples include:

  • Jeremy Johnson QC¬†is a Trustee of the¬†Free Representation Unit (FRU)¬†and a number of our barristers volunteer and/or make donations to FRU and the¬†Bar Pro Bono Unit (BPBU);
  • Georgina Wolfe¬†has been involved with the¬†First 100 Years project¬†which celebrates¬†women's contribution to the law;¬†
  • We provide financial support to talented students based outside London who would otherwise not be able to undertake a mini-pupillage in Chambers;
  • In support of giving young people from all backgrounds access to the Bar, our barristers regularly give talks at law schools and schools and¬†take part in social mobility programmes such as the Bar Mobility Scheme and¬†Big Voice London;
  • Many of our barristers and staff are involved with and/or regularly take part in fund raising activities for a variety of charities and organisations outside the law¬†- this includes acting as charity trustees and school governors.

Our current Equality & Diversity Officer is Kate Cornell.

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