Bar Council Public Equality Duty
As the approved regulator of barristers, the Bar Council is
committed to meeting in full the general public equality duty. This
requires public authorities to have due regard to the need to
eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and
foster good relations between those who share a protected
characteristic (in relation to age, disability, gender
reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, sex, sexual
orientation, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership)
and other individuals.
In accordance with the Specific Duties Regulations 2011, the Bar
Council publishes equality data on the profession and its own
on the profile of the profession.
Data on the profile of Bar Council staff.
The Bar Standards
Board, the independent body through which the Bar Council
carries out its regulatory functions, has also published equality
data evidence and developed objectives relating to its public
functions. To access these reports please
Equality Objectives and Action Plan for 2015-16 are now
For more information about Equality and Diversity and Bar
Council activity, please click here.