A leading barrister has called on the Bar Standards Board to allow the publication of data relating to sexual orientation by Chambers, in order to promote diversity in the profession. 

S Chelvan, an immigration and public law specialist, told The Times Brief that many barristers' sets "would like to promote how diverse they are in these areas... yet are prohibited from doing so." For its part, the regulator has claimed that sexual orientation data is only withheld at the request of lawyers and staff at the chambers.