Social Mobility

IATB campaign

In Summer 2018, the Bar Council launched a new social mobility campaign under the over-arching theme of "I am the Bar", aiming to profile the experiences of those who have succeeded at the Bar from non-traditional backgrounds.

This campaign strives to:

  1. Raise the profile of social mobility and support fair access to the Bar for those from lower socio-economic backgrounds

  2. Highlight efforts made to improve access to the profession, thereby insulating it against unfair or misinformed attempts to label it as an 'old boys' network';

  3. Support efforts to improve insight into the profession by drawing together profession-wide social mobility efforts across chambers, Inns and more.