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Barristers inherently face very specific challenges on a daily basis. If you need some help click on support to find contact details and advice on seeking support.

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The professional lives of clerks and chambers’ staff include many potential stressors. If you don’t know how to broach an issue, want advice on your options.

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These resources have been designed specifically for those who have completed their BPTC and for pupils up to tenancy.

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Our vision

Find out what Wellbeing at the Bar aims to achieve.

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Policy & practice

Guidance on how to introduce wellbeing policies and initiatives and on tackling a wellbeing issue in chambers.

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Media pack

Logos and banners to help you to promote wellbeing.

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Case studies

Examples of successful wellbeing initiatives adopted by chambers, Specialist Bar Associations and the Inns of Court.

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Support for barristers

Who to talk to, how to get help in coping with the pressures and demands of life at the Bar.

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Who to talk to and how to get help, resources are for clerks and staff themselves.

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Support for students and pupils

Who to talk to and how to get help for those who have completed their BPTC and for pupils up to tenancy.

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The confidential 24/7 helpline with access to counselling for barristers, pupils, clerks and chambers’ staff.

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News / Events: June 2020

Stressors at the Bar

The concept of “wellbeing” at the Bar has been floating around for quite some time now. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, wellbeing has now been thrust directly and more sharply than ever into the legal spotlight. Many barristers are wondering just what the long-term impact of the national public health emergency will be […]

Recovering from a set-back in your career

Everyone joining or practising at the bar will have experienced setbacks in their career.  As a student applying through Gateway for pupillage, as an established practitioner applying for silk or judicial positions, or as any barrister managing the failure of their advice or judicial acceptance of their legal opinion. Failure isn’t something that high functioning […]