Equality and Diversity Form

Lincoln House Chambers wishes to ensure that we are able to recruit, develop and retain the most talented barristers, pupils and staff to our chambers.

We value the diversity of backgrounds, skills and experiences found in our chambers, and actively promote an inclusive culture where all our members and staff are able to flourish. As part of meeting our commitments to equality and diversity, our chambers collects and analyses statistical information on all those that apply for positions here. This enables us to ensure that we continue to attract and select our pupils and members solely on the basis of talent and their potential to succeed.

The information that you are asked to provide in the section below will be treated in the strictest confidence. The information requested covers those areas covered in the BSB’s Equality Rules and Guidance. It will be held confidentially by the Senior Clerk and will be used solely for statistical monitoring purposes.

You are not obliged to answer all or any of the questions but in providing this information you will help us to ensure that our recruitment is fair and objective for all.

Please return the completed form, with your Pupillage CV & Cover Letter, to pupillage@lincolnhousechambers.com

Gender   Male        Female       Prefer not to say

Are you married or in a civil partnership?   Yes     No     Prefer not to say


Age   16-24          25-29          30-34          35-39          40-44      45-49          50-54       55-59      60-64          65+          Prefer not to say


What is your ethnicity?

Ethnic origin is not about nationality, place of birth or citizenship. It is about the group to which you perceive you belong. Please tick the appropriate box


English     Welsh     Scottish     Northern Irish       Irish

British      Gypsy or Irish Traveller     Prefer not to say

Any other white background, please write in:

Mixed/multiple ethnic groups

White and Black Caribbean         White and Black African          White and Asian

Prefer not to say   Any other mixed background, please write in:


Asian/Asian British

Indian        Pakistani        Bangladeshi        Chinese        Prefer not to say

Any other Asian background, please write in:

Black/ African/ Caribbean/ Black British

African      Caribbean     Prefer not to say

Any other Black/African/Caribbean background, please write in:

Other ethnic group

Arab        Prefer not to say      Any other ethnic group, please write in:

Do you consider yourself to have a disability or health condition?  

Yes           No         Prefer not to say

What is the effect or impact of your disability or health condition on your ability to give your best at work? Please write in here:

The information in this form is for monitoring purposes only. If you believe you need a ‘reasonable adjustment’, then please discuss this with the Senior Clerk.


What is your sexual orientation?

Heterosexual       Gay woman/lesbian          Gay man          Bisexual

Prefer not to say         If other, please write in:



What is your religion or belief?

No religion or belief         Buddhist        Christian         Hindu         Jewish

Muslim      Sikh      Prefer not to say     If other religion or belief, please write in: