13th Floor St James Hall is committed to fostering a workplace in which all persons are welcome and safe. 

13th Floor St James Hall adopted The NSW Bar Association’s Best Practice Guidelines in 2023.  Some amendments have been made to the guidelines to ensure they respond to our specific structure and processes.  Our adoption of these guidelines, as amended, demonstrates our commitment to ensuring respect and safety in the workplace. 

The policies may be accessed here:

13th Floor St James Hall is also committed to supporting its barristers to balance work and family obligations.  Chambers seeks to provide flexible and modern working solutions for barristers who wish to take parental leave.  Our comprehensive Parental Leave Policy provides certainty and a robust support structure for the return to work phase.

The policy may be accessed here:

13th Floor St James Hall is dedicated to actively employing these guidelines and policy in practice.  The barristers and staff are aware of the need to consciously create and maintain a working environment supportive of equality and diversity.