CSR at the Bar


Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an approach to business that promotes ethical practices and socially responsible behaviour, and contributes to sustainable development. The way it is understood (including what it is called) and the way it is implemented differs according to the relevant industry or profession and the individual company or organisation.

At the Bar, we use the term 'Chambers Social Responsibility' (which, happily, has the same acronym as the term most often used by our clients). CSR, in our profession, includes topics such as pro bono work, wellbeing initiatives, social justice, promotion of human rights, and environmental responsibility.

The Bar Council has produced a guide to explain why chambers should be socially responsible and how they can best develop and communicate their CSR activity.

CSR at the Bar guide

CSR at the Bar infographic