3VB is delighted to announce that the six sets of Chambers participating in the Mentoring Scheme for underrepresented groups have, between them, offered places on the scheme to nearly 150 applicants. Over 400 applicants from groups that are underrepresented at the Bar applied for places on the scheme.
The sets involved hope that this scheme will make a real contribution to increasing diversity at the Bar, by providing mentees with a source of information and advice, and by making it clear that a career at the Bar is open to anyone, from any background.
More details of the scheme are here. It is open to people from underrepresented groups including women; people from minority ethnic backgrounds; people with disabilities; LGBT+ people; people who spent time in care; and people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.
The participating sets of Chambers are:
- Blackstone Chambers
- Brick Court Chambers
- Essex Court Chambers
- Fountain Court Chambers
- One Essex Court Chambers
- 3 Verulam Buildings
Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC, joint Heads of 3VB, said “We are delighted to be involved in this progressive mentoring scheme and to have received a large number of applications. Members of 3VB are very much looking forward to working with the mentees over the coming year.”