We are a multiracial and multicultural set with barristers, clerks and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds. Our diversity is one of our key strengths and is central to our success. Our members come from diverse ethnic, racial, religious and social backgrounds and nationalities. Our latest equality and diversity survey results show that 48% of our barristers are female, that our barristers have different religious, political and philosophical views and that we have a strong LGBTQ presence in chambers.
Our head of chambers, Oba Nsugbe QC, is one of only three BME silks to lead a set of chambers on the UK, and before her appointment to the bench, HHJ Jane Miller QC shared this role with him, then making Pump Court the only set of chambers in the UK to be led by a female silk and a BME silk.
The age range in chambers spans from 19 to 75. We strive to comply with the Bar Council’s Equality & Diversity Code and also have our own policy, which is available to view on request.
We make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees and members and we regularly review our parental leave, flexible working, harassment and equal opportunities policies.
Ricky Powell is our Equality & Diversity Officer and Lucy Plumpton is our Diversity Data Officer.
To view our latest Equality & Diversity Report, click here.