The areas of work in which we have particular expertise, experience and excellence.
Deka Chambers is committed to being an anti-racist organisation. We applaud the Bar Standards Board’s Anti-Racist Statement of November 2020, to which we add this Statement of our own.
Deka Chambers has, for many years, recognised the need to promote equality, diversity and inclusivity. Under the leadership of former Head of Chambers Grahame Aldous QC, who led on this for the bar, equality and diversity training became mandatory for our members and staff and this is written into our constitution.
We recognise that, if our recruitment methods result in a chambers which is not representative of the society in which it is located, that is not only unfair, but also bad business: it means we are missing out on talent. We see anti-racism as a core business function of our set.
But we recognise that we need to go further. We are therefore committed to taking positive steps to move against racial inequality in our chambers:
We will update this statement as we progress. Please check back on us later in 2022 to see how we have done.