Serjeants’ Inn is committed to being an anti-racist organisation. We have a zero-tolerance approach to racism and other discrimination. Please see our anti-racism statement here.
As part of our commitment to social justice and responsibility, we contribute to a number of projects, both as an organisation and as individuals.
We are an active supporter of Advocate: please click here for further details about our pro-bono work.
We also work closely with First 100 Years: it is an excellent, highly inclusive project highlighting the contribution of women to the legal profession. With 7 female Silks we want to evidence our commitment to equality and diversity in tangible terms.
We have supported the initiative not just financially but also in a practical way, becoming involved in the organisation of many of their events and providing premises and facilities, for example. Our Joint CEO, Catherine Calder, is a Champion of the project and a trustee of Spark 21, the charity running the campaign. She and others at Serjeants’ Inn allocate some of their working hours as well as their own free time to organising and publicising the campaign.
Please click here for an example of a press piece about the project.
We are fully supportive of FreeBar, which aims to promote diversity and inclusivity of LGBT+ members and staff at the Bar.