Chambers Social Responsibility

Building on our core values to provide the best representation on behalf of others, we are proud to support initiatives that positively impact the profession and the community we serve. We recognise that we have a unique responsibility to support others within our communities.

Access to Justice

Mountford Chambers are keen to promote initiatives which provide access to justice.

We acknowledge that there are significant gaps in the provision of legal representation, either because public funding or resources fall short. Individuals and groups often find themselves facing the consequences of legal proceedings without assistance. Many of our barristers provide pro bono advice to those who cannot afford legal representation.

We work closely with a number of non-profit organisations to provide advocacy and advice. These include organisations such as APPEAL, Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit) and Reprieve – international and national organisations which are far reaching in their objectives.

We also contribute to the important work of local grassroots charities in our communities, from the Citizens Advice Bureau, to law clinics and drop-in centres, such as the ‘Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen’ based in south London.

Our members have contributed to discussions about the impact of the criminal justice system on marginalised groups, including women offenders in the criminal justice system.
If you are an organisation or charity and believe we may be able to help or contribute to your work, please get in touch.

Access to the Profession

We aim to encourage individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds to pursue a career in the law. Ensuring that the Bar is accessible to all, irrespective of race, sex and other potentially discriminatory characteristics, is a fundamental belief held by our members. We are actively involved in a wide range of initiatives and activities that seek to improve the accessibility of the profession and into publicly funded areas of work.

Chambers is proud to be working with Bridging the Bar by participating in its mini-Pupillage Scheme, the Criminal Bar Bursary Scheme, and The Sutton Trust’s Pathways to Law.

Members of chambers hold senior positions in a number of professional and networking organisations, including Women in Criminal Law, the Criminal Bar Association and the Young Bar Association.

We have been invited to speak on panel events, at schools and colleges. We work with the Inns, assisting students, pupils and New Practitioners with advocacy training, preparation for interviews and making applications – as well as acting as mentors for student, pupils, or junior tenants.

We take pride in nurturing the next generation of legal talent. Many of our members have been in chambers from pupillage, and we are proud that each of us has the support of all.

Corporate Social Responsibility:

Mountford Chambers is committed to embracing business practices that promote socially responsible behaviour. We are committed to providing the London Living Wage for all of our employees and contracted staff.

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