Notices and policies

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Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Serjeants’ Inn and to the maximum extent permitted by law, Serjeants’ Inn expressly excludes all representations, warranties, obligations and liabilities and it makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. The materials on this website may be incomplete, out of date or incorrect. The materials contained on this website must not be treated as a substitute for legal advice and in all circumstances you must seek the appropriate legal advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. If you would like further information or advice in relation to your specific circumstances, please contact our clerks.

Legal Advice

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers’ barristers are sole practitioners registered with the Bar Council and Bar Standards Board and are governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales, which is available on the Bar Standards Board’s website here.

They may only give advice to a particular person on a specific matter or case if instructed to do so by one of the following: a solicitor, a qualified foreign lawyer, or a member of a professional body approved by the Bar Council for the purpose of licensed access work. Please see the Bar Council, Bar Standards Board and Law Society websites for further information.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

All Serjeants’ Inn Chambers’ barristers hold professional indemnity insurance provided by Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Ltd (BMIF) through a policy that affords worldwide cover subject to the terms of cover that can be accessed here

The BMIF’s website and postal addresses are www.barmutual.co.uk and 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST respectively.

Privacy Policy

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers reserves the right to gather information relating to website usage. By using this website you consent to this collection and use of information.

Copyright Notice

All materials on this website are protected by copyright and belong to Serjeants’ Inn Chambers. You may print or download extracts of the material on this website for your personal review. You may also copy materials on this website to third parties provided that (i) the copy is accurate; (ii) provided free of charge; (iii) you acknowledge Serjeants’ Inn Chambers as the source of the material; (iv) this copyright notice is prominently displayed and (v) you inform said third parties that they must comply with the copyright notice. Save as expressly permitted above, the copying and reproduction of any material on this website or any incorporation of the same into any other material, in whatever media or format, is strictly prohibited. All rights are reserved.

EQUALITY AND Diversity

We believe that there is an obligation on the Bar to promote not only access to justice but also fairness within the profession itself. We seek to operate in a fair and inclusive way in order to achieve the Bar Council’s stated vision of “a profession representative of all and for all.

In particular we work to identify and seek to address barriers and assumptions that (i) inhibit the progression of those with a protected characteristic into and within the profession; and (ii) individual access to justice.

Our Equality and Diversity Officers are Mike Horne QC and Briony Ballard. Our Equality and Diversity Policy is available here. To see a summary of the diversity questionnaires completed by barristers and staff at Serjeants’ Inn Chambers in December 2015 please click here. You may also be interested in the Equality and Diversity tables published by Legal Cheek which are here.

We are involved in a number of initiatives which aim to improve access to the profession for applicants from less advantaged backgrounds. For example we offer financial assistance and reimbursement of expenses for mini-pupils where its absence would present a significant barrier to accepting the offer and we participate in the Bar Council’s social mobility scheme.

Chambers supports flexible working for those members and pupils with child care commitments and also to supporting the return to work of those who have taken extended leave for reasons related to child care. Our Parental Leave and Flexible Working Policy is here.

Chambers is committed to pro-bono work and provides financial and practical support to Friends in Law and First 100 Years: further details of our social responsibility programme are here.