Keating helps steer the Bar’s involvement in 10,000 Black Interns programme
Date: 5 February 2021
Keating Chambers are delighted to announce that we are one of the first five sets of chambers to sign up to the 10,000 Black Interns programme. This initiative aims to transform the horizons and prospects of young Black people in the United Kingdom by offering paid work experience across a wide range of industries. The aim is to provide training and development opportunities and to create a sustainable cycle of mentorship and sponsorship for the Black community.
Keating have collaborated with Littleton Chambers, Matrix Chambers, 4 Paper Buildings, QEB Hollis Whiteman, the Bar Council and Bridging the Bar to form a steering group which hopes to bring other chambers into the scheme.
Former Head of Keating Chambers, Marcus Taverner QC, is a member of the Steering Committee for this initiative. He commented:
“We strongly believe in promoting and encouraging the best talent from all backgrounds and have enjoyed working with the other sets and organisations to bring the scheme to the Bar. Our involvement forms part of our wider commitment to address the under representation of Black barristers at the Bar and to improve diversity and inclusion at Keating specifically.”