2TG was established over 60 years ago on one floor of 2 Temple Gardens, a distinctive white Victorian building overlooking the Thames. Today we occupy all the barrister floors in No.2 and more in No.1 and No.3 Temple Gardens.
Our chambers is home to over 50 barristers practising in both distinct and related areas of expertise.
Our clients value both our specialist expertise and the inter-disciplinary knowledge and experience available in our chambers.
All our barristers are self-employed but have chosen to join our chambers or "set" for the benefits of shared services, including clerking and marketing, accomodation, training and support.
We are also known for our friendliness, diversity, informal and supportive atmosphere and uncompromisingly high standards in our work and service to clients.
We support and promote a culture of respect and fair treatment for all and an appreciation and encouragement of diversity in all its forms. 2TG adheres to the Equality and Diversity Code for the Bar. We are are a partner in the Inner Temple Pegasus Access Scheme supporting wider access to working at the Bar.
We are also committed to ensuring, both individually and collectively, that we do not permit or practise discrimination, either directly or indirectly against any person.
2TG Chambers Profile.
2TG has a total complement of 68, of whom 78% are barristers and 22% are employees.
Of the total complement, 60% are male (M) and 40% female (F).
Of our barristers of up to 20 years' call, 54.5% are male, 45.5% are female.
Of our barristers of up to 10 years' call, 53% are male, 47% are female.
In pupillage recruitment over the the last 5 years 60% of new pupils have been male and 40% female.
41% of our barristers and employees responded to a recent Diversity survey. Results of the survey are shown below.
77% of respondents were barristers and 23% were employees. 14% of the barrister respondents were QCs.
Supervisory responsibility in chambers: 27% of barrister respondents had supervisory responsibility in chambers. 100% of employee respondents had supervisory responsibilities in chambers.
Age range: Barrister respondents- 16-24 - 4.5%; 25-34 - 23%; 35-44 - 23%; 45-54 - 32%; 55-64-14%.
Employee respondents - distributed evenly across the ranges between ages 16 and 54.
Gender: of barrister respondents, 59% M, 36% F. Of employee respondents 80% M, 20% F.
Disability: No barrister or employee respondents regarded themselves as having a disability as defined in the survey, nor did any report any limitations on their day to day activities as the result of a health problem or disability expected to last up to 12 months.
Ethnicity: Of barrister respondents, 66% were of white British ethnicity. 34% were not, including mixed race, Asian, African and other white, non british ethnicities. Of employee respondents, 100% were of white british ethnicity.
Education: 35% of barrister respondents attended state schools. 65% attended independent schools.
60% of employee respondents attended state schools. 40% attended independent schools.
University attendance: Of barrister respondents, 38% were of the first generation of their family to attend university. Of employee respondents, 60% were of the first generation of their families to attend university.
Primary care for children: 18% of barrister respondents were primary carers for children. 40% of employee respondents were primary carers for children.
Other carer responsibilities: 81% of barrister respondents did not have additional carer responsibilities. Of the 19% who did, all were in the category of 1-19 hours a week.
80% of employee respondents did not have other carer responsibilities. Of the 20% who did, all were in the category 1-19 hours a week.
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