2TG is committed to taking positive action against racism in all its forms: individual, institutional and systemic. We wholeheartedly endorse the Bar Council statement on equal treatment, the rule of law, and inclusion here. We condemn racial discrimination and inequality, and are striving to make Chambers a fair, equal and anti-racist place for clients, staff, barristers, anyone undertaking work experience or training with us, or applying to join us. We are committed supporters of initiatives seeking to establish equal and fair treatment for all minority ethnic groups.
We are acutely aware that the ethnic diversity of our staff and barristers is not representative of the wider community. We were also concerned to note the results of the recent Race at the Bar report demonstrating the lack of racial diversity at the Bar more widely. Ethnic diversity in recruitment is of course just one issue that the Bar faces. We are equally conscious that the experiences of those from minority ethnic backgrounds at the Bar can be fraught. We are seeking to take pro-active steps wherever possible to contribute to the elimination of these issues.
We know that we can do more. We have publicised this statement not only to demonstrate that we are committed to the values and initiatives set out in it, but also to acknowledge that our work is far from over, and to commit ourselves to continued efforts to create and contribute to a truly equal and inclusive environment at the Bar.