The Bar Council is experiencing some technical difficulties at the moment which are affecting our members' access to MyBar and the Direct Access Portal.
All other Bar Council systems are still functioning, including emails, the Bar Council website, Pupillage Gateway, Ethics & Practice Hub, and Wellbeing at the Bar website.
The Authorisation to Practise deadline has now been extended for a second month, to 30 June 2022, so all those who currently have practising certificates can continue to practise without the need to contact The General Council of the Bar of England and Wales. In the meantime, those who need a practising certificate because they are starting or returning to practice, can be authorised without a certificate if they email firstname.lastname@example.org. For authorisation to practise without a provisional practising certificate please email email@example.com. The expiration date for the Professional Users Courts and Tribunals Access Scheme has also been extended until 31 May 2022 and we will begin this year’s renewal process as soon as we are able to do so.
We apologise if you have had difficulty contacting us during this time. Read our joint statement.
About the course
This online training covers all aspects of Equality and Diversity for anyone with responsibility for implementing the BSB’s Equality & Diversity rules. The course also covers priority setting; overcoming challenges, good practice and complaints handling and supports Equality and Diversity in chambers generally.
A basic understanding of E&D (from the Bar Council Introduction to Equality & Diversity course) is assumed.
Format and group size
- Practical facilitated session requiring group work and full participation.
- Delivered online
- Required pre-reading provided
- Maximum 20 attendees
What does the course cover?
- An introduction to the BSB Rules and steps required to ensure chambers compliance
- The importance of Equality and Diversity for good chambers management
- How best to promote E&D in chambers
- Gain greater clarity on requirements for chambers compliance with legal and regulatory duties with respect to Equality & Diversity
- Access expert advice on priority setting and action planning
- Gain insight into good practice by reviewing and discussing relevant, current case studies
- Take away solutions and tips to overcome common equality and diversity problems
Who should attend?
Chambers’ Equality and Diversity Officers, Heads of Chambers, practice managers and clerks, and anyone with a management role in chambers.
Full price: £190 (plus VAT)
Bar Representation Fee member price: £150 (plus VAT)
All Bar Council online training is held on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Please ensure you read our Zoom statement before booking.
The Annual Chambers Management package
This training session is available as part of the Bar Council's Annual Chambers Membership package. Chambers membership gives you access to a range of training and support throughout the year, chosen to suit your needs. Find out more about the package.
We can offer this training in-chambers, including at chambers on the circuits. Please contact our Training and Events team for information on dates and pricing.
Paperless training packs
To minimise environmental impact and the amount of paper you have to carry with you, Bar Council training packs are paperless. As a delegate you will receive the materials you need for the training by email in advance, which you can access on your laptop or tablet or print in advace if required.
Throughout the training, there will be references to various Bar Council guidance or external documents which are included as a hyperlink within the attendee workbook.