As independent barristers at Tennyson, we believe that we have a role to play in our community to help make the world a better place. Whilst remaining independent in our role as advocates before the court free from any exterior influence we seek to encourage our members to participate and make a positive social contribution to the community we serve as part of Tennyson’s social and environmental responsibility.
Although we are currently limited in size we seek to serve our community socially by, for example, encouraging through this web site charitable support. In particular for the British Lung Foundation and British Heart Foundation, to help those affected by heart and lung disease and their families as well as the legal charity of the Bar Pro Bono Unit (to assist those who are unable to afford their own legal assistance). Our members have taken part in voluntary work with the Chancery Bar Litigants in Person Scheme to assist on a pro bono basis litigants in person in the Applications Court of the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales. We will seek to further this type of charitable commitment in the future as more members join us.
As part of our green initiative we encourage members to be environmentally friendly by using paperless working as much as possible whilst complying with the Civil Procedure Rules 1998. Any confidential paper waste from Tennyson is disposed of securely and recycled after cross shredding. Other non-confidential office waste is disposed of by way of recycling where possible.
Our Head of Chambers has participated in initiatives, such as the Bar Placement Week, to encourage students from less advantageous economic backgrounds with competencies to consider the bar for a career. Thus, seeking to give a lead with a positive social impact to help social mobility, and to encourage a diverse and equal legal profession. As members we look to continue this type of commitment in the future.
When Tennyson Chambers reaches a suitable size, we hope to provide a small number of voluntary work experience opportunities for those suitable candidates interested in practising at the bar to help students realise their potential, use their competencies, and develop their life skills.
As Tennyson grows a strong platform will be created showing a commitment to our community to provide a centre of excellence for chancery and commercial work on the South Coast. We hope to mobilise stakeholders whether inside the legal profession or outside of the same to further develop Southampton as a place to do legal business for our community.
For more information about our members and services please contact us.
Our telephone number in Southampton United Kingdom is +44 (0) 2381 511511.
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