Equality Diversity & Outreach


The ‘go-to’ set for international trusts work, Serle Court houses ‘first-rate advisers, who also pull their weight as part of a team’
Legal 500
Serle Court “offers a variety of skill sets that others can’t provide, and houses some of the biggest names at the Bar”
Chambers UK
The set is “a cut above the rest for commercial litigation, fraud and general chancery work,”
Chambers UK
Serle Court is the ‘go-to set for offshore litigation involving trusts and civil fraud’
Legal 500

Outreach

Serle Court is a member of the Pegasus Access and Support Scheme (PASS), which aims to improve access to the Bar and to support high achieving students from under-represented backgrounds by providing experiences they need to be able to thrive at the Bar. As part of the scheme, Chambers hosts work experience students under the Bar Access Scheme each summer.

Chambers has an ongoing relationship with Harris Westminster Academy, a selective sixth form which takes pupils from across London, giving priority to those who have been in care, are in receipt of pupil premium or receive free school meals.

Serle Court has for many years run a mock trial summer school in an east London school supporting the organisation Lauriston Lights which works with pupils from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

Serle Court sponsors the Queen Mary College Bar Society. Queen Mary (University of London) is the most diverse Russell Group university with 91% of students from state schools, 62% BAME, 42% first in their family in higher education and 27% from households with taxable income of less than 15% p.a. The Queen Mary Bar Society aims to demystify the Bar of England and Wales and is committed to making the Bar represent and reflect its student population.

Many members of Chambers act as mentors to Bar, university and school students under the umbrella of schemes such as the Chancery Bar Association’s Step into Law and More. One member of chambers is taking part in the Bar Council’s reverse mentoring scheme where Black aspiring lawyers mentor White senior barristers.

In addition to individual fundraising efforts by its members, Serle Court supports charitable causes and events as per the list below.

Many members of chambers act as mentors for the Social Mobility Foundation.

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Chambers of the Year - Gold

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Citywealth Magic Circle Awards

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