Who We Are

Much of the original impetus was to provide a support network for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons at the Bar, and for those entering the profession. Presenting a friendly face to those coming into contact with the Bar for the first time is particularly important, and so BLAGG members man at stand at the annual National Pupillage Fair and speak regularly to students at the BPTC providers.  We also run a sponsorship scheme to put students directly in touch directly with barristers who can offer advice and guidance.

In addition, BLAGG carries out important policy work. We are regularly consulted by Government departments, high profile charities and foreign academics and practitioners, along with having close contacts with the Bar Council’s Equal Opportunities department.

We support the newly established ‘Pink Law’ project, run by Queen Mary’s College. This is a free, legal service aimed to help lesbians and gay men. We invite and encourage all of our members to assist it. For more details see here

BLAGG has also joined with LAGLA (the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association) in organising several one-day conferences covering a wide range of lesbian and gay issues – employment, fostering and adoption, crime and marriage and partnerships.

Most of all BLAGG exists to support lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons at whatever stage they are in the profession, whether or not they are ‘out’ and whether they want to enjoy the social side or are just seeking information and advice. For more information, or to get involved, please contact us.

The Committee

Claire Fox Co-Chair (Pump Court Chambers)

Claire Fox

Hassan Khan Co-Chair (4 Paper Buildings)

Hassan

Stephen Lue Secretary (Garden Court Chambers)

Stephen Lue

 

 

 

Elliot Gold Membership Secretary (Serjeants’ Inn Chambers)

Elliot Gold