Equality & Diversity

At South Square we are committed to a working environment that promotes the professional growth of our barristers and all our employees, and promises everyone equality of opportunity.  This applies to all aspects of our work, from recruitment of barristers and staff to working with our clients or dealing with our suppliers. 

Below you’ll find our most recent diversity data (collated on 15 December 2015), which has been collected and is published in accordance with the Bar Standards Board Code. 

Diversity Category Queen’s Counsel Tenants/Junior Members Staff Total
Number included in the Sample 10 8 15 33
Gender        
Male  9 6 8 23
Female 1 2 7 10
Age        
16-24     2 2
25-44 2 6 16
45-65+ 2 5 15
Preferred not to say - missing data        
Ethnic Group        
Asian / Asian British   2 2 4
Black / African / Caribbean / Black British        
White – British / English / Welsh / Northern Irish / Scottish (and any other White background) 7 6 13 26
Other ethnic groups 3     3
Preferred not to say – missing data        
Socio-economic Background        
Attended a UK state school 4 4 8 16
Attended a UK independent / Fee-paying school 6 3 5 14
Attended school outside the UK     2 2
Preferred not to say – missing data     1 1