The BAME sub-committee was formed in June 2020, to build upon the work already being done by COMBAR’s E&D committee in this area. Following the success of COMBAR’s gender equality initiatives, the Executive Committee felt it appropriate to establish a targeted sub-committee focussing on BAME issues.

The committee will work alongside COMBAR’s E&D committee, with the key objectives of supporting and enhancing BAME inclusion, participation and progression at the commercial bar, and promoting those aims with the judiciary and within the arbitration sphere.

The committee has already commenced a number of initiatives.