Fewer women than we would like are applying for a career at the Commercial Bar. For the past several years, One Essex Court has organised events to inform students about life and work at the Commercial Bar, in the hope that more women will consider what we think is a fulfilling, rewarding and female-friendly career.
The feedback we have received from students following these events has been helpful and encouraging, and we hope that they have convinced some of the attendees to aim for a career at the Commercial Bar.
In 2019/2020, One Essex Court is offering a mentoring scheme, in which students will be paired with female members of chambers who can share their experiences and provide career guidance. For more information, please click here.
Also in 2019/ 2020, One Essex Court is collaborating with Brick Court, Essex Court and Fountain Court chambers in a series of events at a number of universities directed at gender diversity at the commercial Bar. The first event on 12 November 2019 under the headline “A career as a commercial barrister: a great choice for women” takes place in Oxford. Women from all four sets will give short presentations about their working lives and work/life balance, and students will have an opportunity to network with barristers. The event will be introduced by Dame Sara Cockerill DBE, one of the few women High Court judges to sit in the Commercial Court. All – men and women, law and non-law students – are welcome. For more information please see our flyer.
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