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Find out what Wellbeing at the Bar aims to achieve.

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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 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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News / Events: January 2021

Wellbeing at the Bar Blog: Theo Huckle QC

In the bleak midwinter of Covid… but the Chair is looking forward to Spring and beyond! When I last drafted a blog for our website, it was October 2018 and I was in South Africa, waxing somewhat lyrical about the Wellbeing benefits of watching giraffes feeding in the Kruger National Park.  I am pleased to […]

The Dungaree Equilibrium

Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life – Dolly Parton This blog post promotes ‘balance’ and recounts how COVID-19 and a humble pair of dungarees helped in my efforts to achieve it.    For many at the Bar, finding balance between making a living and living can be […]