State bodies reject Bar Council policy to brief more women barristers
Office of the Attorney General and the State Claims Agency have declined to sign up to the policy which aims to encourage fairer distribution of work
The Office of the Attorney General and the State Claims Agency (SCA) have declined calls from the Bar Council to sign up to a new policy which seeks to encourage entities to brief more women barristers.
The policy, which was approved by the council in June, aims to encourage those who brief barristers, such as solicitors and in-house counsel, to make a conscious effort to fairly distribute work between men and women.
The SCA, which ...