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IBC Podcast: Wellbeing at the Bar

The Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC) are currently celebrating their 100 year centenary, as part of which they have recorded a series of podcasts covering the work done by their members.


The latest podcast has just been released which focuses on Wellbeing. Those being interviewed on the podcast are Rachel Spearing and Nick Hill. Rachel needs no introduction being the founder Chair of the WATB movement and the original force behind the initiative. Nick is a former Chair of the IBC and sat on the WATB committee for a number of years from its inception.


In the podcast they talk about the Bar’s journey into talking about Wellbeing and the way that barristers and clerks working together have allowed conversations about Wellbeing and travelling well to enter the day to day dialogue of having and managing a successful practice.


To listen, please see the links below:

Apple Podcasts:


The podcasts will also be available to listen to, from the IBC website.

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