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A NEW revised equality code for chambers was due to be discussed by the Bar Council on Saturday.
The code has been considerably beefed up since it was first sent out to chambers throughout the country two years ago.
In recent months a Bar Council implementation committee has been redrafting the code to take into account the comments of the 150 sets which responded to the draft document.
A new chapter on sexual harassment has been incorporated, and the code also deals with fair pupil selection.
Both issues have been in the news this year following the publication of a survey in February in which 40 per cent of women barristers complained of sexual harassment while 70 per cent had encountered discrimination.
The meeting of the council, will take place in private. It is expected to approve the document, which promises to have a significant impact on chambers.