03 December 2012

Equality and diversity rules spot check

The BSB is undertaking a 'progress check' with a sample of 40 chambers to commence in February 2013. This to understand the extent to which the profession is engaging with the new equality and diversity rules and to identify any areas of challenge for individuals and chambers.

The 'check' will comprise a phone calls to each of the chambers, with a designated person, lasting no more than 45 minutes, during which a member of the BSB's equality team will ask a series of questions on the chamber's implementation of the new rules. The new equality rules came into force in September 2012.

Full details of the rules and supporting guidance