Bar Council acts to minimise gender bias in law practices

Voluntary briefing policy will raise awareness of unconscious tendency to brief male rather than female barristers

4th May, 2021
Bar Council acts to minimise gender bias in law practices
The policy aims to encourage those who brief the bar to make a conscious effort to aim for the fair distribution of briefs

The Bar Council of Ireland is set to publish a new briefing policy next month that will maximise the visibility of female barristers to potential clients.

The policy aims to encourage those who brief the bar – solicitors and in-house counsel – to make a conscious effort to aim for the fair distribution of briefs to both female and male counsel in all areas of practice.

Adopting the new equitable briefing policy will not be...

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