Chambers and Partners D&I Manager, Luke Vincett, spoke with Mass Ndow-Njie of 7BR Chambers. We discussed his unconventional journey to the Bar, the moment he went viral and the launch and development of Bridging the Bar, the charity he launched soon after becoming a barrister aiming to support aspiring barristers from a range of statistically underrepresented groups at the Bar.
Mass won the ‘Diversity & Inclusion: Future Leader’ award at the Chambers UK Bar Awards in 2022 for his work with Bridging the Bar, having been highly commended in 2021. Since then, the initiative has continued to develop with a new programme called The Academy, which allows candidates to gain access to multiple programmes and training opportunities over the course of the academic year after being selected through a single application process. Chambers can find out more about how to get involved in this groundbreaking initiative here.
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