Pump Court Chambers are delighted to announce that Jesse Cook has been selected as a Social Mobility Advocate for The Bar Council’s ‘I am the Bar’ campaign. To read the interview in full, in which he talks about what motivated him to pursue a career at the Bar and the obstacles he faced along the way, please click here. A true champion of social mobility, Jesse uses both his life and professional experiences to mentor and advise professional football players, as well as young people from deprived and socially disadvantaged backgrounds.
Launched in the Summer of 2018, the ‘I am the Bar’ campaign focuses on the experiences of people at the Bar with non-traditional backgrounds to encourage aspiring barristers from all walks of life, highlight the Bar’s aim to widen access and unify the efforts of individual chambers, Inns, barristers and organisations. Social Mobility Advocates work to promote diversity in terms of non-traditional backgrounds and social mobility within the profession. As part of this initiative, the Bar Council has interviewed them about their experiences at the Bar.
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