A Milestone in Promoting Wellbeing and Diversity in the Legal Profession
Central Chambers is proud to announce that we have been recognised by the Bar Council for our commitment to wellbeing within the legal profession. This week, we received the Certificate of Recognition, a testament to our dedication to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for all our barristers, clerks, and staff.
The Certificate of Recognition programme, relaunched to mark five years of progress and to address new challenges, honours chambers and organisations that demonstrate a genuine commitment to improving the welfare of legal professionals. This recognition comes at a pivotal time when the wellbeing of legal practitioners has never been more critical, especially in the wake of the pandemic.
Rebecca Kocerhan, our EDI&W Officer, reflects on this achievement: “The journey towards integrating wellbeing into our professional culture at Central Chambers has been both challenging and rewarding. We have come to understand that wellbeing is not a luxury but a crucial element in any modern workplace. This recognition by the Bar Council underscores our efforts in creating a dynamic system that not only supports but actively promotes wellbeing and diversity.”
She adds, “Our commitment goes beyond the absence of negative behaviours. We focus on fostering positive workplace practices and providing deliberate support for career and practice development. This approach has enhanced work satisfaction, mental health, and driven diversity and retention. A healthy and diverse Bar leads to better outcomes for our clients and strengthens public confidence, particularly among aspiring barristers who are the future of our profession.”
Central Chambers’ recognition is not just an accolade but a responsibility. We remain dedicated to maintaining and improving our standards, contributing to a legal profession where wellbeing, diversity, and inclusivity are not just aspired to but lived daily.
“We are honoured to receive this certificate and see it as a stepping stone towards further advancements in our profession’s wellbeing and diversity,” concludes Kocerhan. “We hope our journey inspires others in the legal community to join us in this vital endeavour.”
Central Chambers continues to strive towards a culture where every member can thrive, affirming our commitment to the highest standards of professional and personal wellbeing.