Jo is taking over from Sarabjit Singh QC as head of Outreach at 1 Crown Office Row. 1COR continues to lead the Bar with social mobility initiatives and 2018 has seen us involved in an impressive variety of Outreach events. Members have tried on wigs and gowns with primary school pupils, given a masterclass on cross examination to teenagers through the Sutton Trust, mentored university students and provided work experience in Chambers to graduates from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Sarabjit was integral to building relationships with charitable organisations and was the driving force behind 1COR’s unique Assessed Mini-Pupillage. This promotes access to the Bar by supporting mini-pupils from less advantaged backgrounds and guaranteeing a pupillage interview upon successful completion to encourage more diversity at the Bar.
Jo is passionate about breaking down perceived barriers to the Bar and ensuring that the profession is reflective of the society it serves. She is keen to continue Sarabjit’s great work in Outreach, encourage the success of our mini-pupillage scheme and to reach an even wider audience in the year to come.