No5 and members shortlisted for diversity and inclusion awards

Thu, 08 Oct 2020

Three counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers have been shortlisted in the Chambers Bar Awards 2020 Diversity and Inclusion categories. No5 itself has also been recognised in the same category.

The 2020 Chambers Bar Awards will be held, virtuallyon Thursday, 19 November 2020.  No5 is up for the Outstanding Set for Diversity and Inclusion Award. The chambers is complemented by both Dr S Chelvan and Jo Sidhu QC in the Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion category with Kawsar Zaman for the Future Leader, Diversity and Inclusion Award.

CEO and Director of Clerking, Tony McDaid said

“This recognition reinforces No5’s commitment to promote equality, diversity and inclusion both within Chambers and generally at the Bar."

Yasmin Yasseri, Chambers’ Equality and Diversity Officer has commented:

“I am delighted that so many members of Chambers have been recognised for their contributions, and of course that Chambers itself has been shortlisted as outstanding in the field of diversity and inclusion. I am proud to be a member of a forward thinking set and to lead an extremely engaged and proactive Equality and Diversity Committee. It is encouraging that initiatives such as our innovative policies on Parental Leave, Flexible Working, Respect and Well Being and our recent commitment to the Women in Law Pledge have been recognised in this way. We hope to do even more in the future to ensure that the Bar is truly a profession that is open and available to all”.

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