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Help for barristers

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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Help for clerks and staff

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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Help for students and pupils

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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Support for clerks and staff

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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Assistance programme

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

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Certificate of Recognition 2023


Congratulations to all of the chambers, circuits and Inns of Court who have received a certificate through the relaunched Bar Council Wellbeing Certificate programme.

Sam Mercer, Head of Equality at the Bar Council, said: “We are delighted to award the new Wellbeing Certificates in recognition for outstanding work to improve wellbeing at the Bar. The certificates are valid for three years and we are still encouraging other organisations to apply. It is great to see so many organisations are willing to put in so much effort to support barristers and staff.”

We are pleased to announce that certificates have been awarded as follows.

May 2023:

  • 15 Winckley Square
  • KBW (Leeds)
  • Deans Court
  • 3DJB
  • Middle Temple
  • QEB Hollis Whiteman
  • New Park Court
  • Monckton
  • KCH Garden Square
  • Spire
  • Gainsborough Law
  • 8 New Square
  • Exchange Chambers
  • Cornerstone
  • Cloisters
  • College Chambers
  • Red Lion Chambers
  • Inns of Court College of Advocacy
  • Selborne Chambers
  • No 5 Chambers
  • Black Antelope Chambers
  • Twenty Essex
  • Crown Chambers
  • Gatehouse Chambers
  • St Pauls Chambers
  • St Philips Chambers
  • Pump Court Chambers
  • Doughty Street Chambers
  • Henderson Chambers
  • Richmond Chambers LLP
  • Senate House Chambers
  • Keating Chambers
  • Western Circuit
  • Lincoln’s Inn

October 2023:

  • 4 New Square
  • 5 St Andrew’s Hill Chambers
  • 11 King’s Bench Walk
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square
  • Atkin Chambers
  • Central Chambers
  • Kings Chambers
  • Landmark Chambers
  • St John’s Buildings Chambers
  • St John’s Chambers

For future wellbeing certificates, all applications received between 1 October and 31 March are considered in the April round and applications received between 1 April and 30 September will be considered in the October round.

Any applications will be processed within a 4-week period of the deadlines (30 September and 31 March). Certificates issued before September 2022 are no longer valid.

Find out more about the application criteria and certification process

Find out more information about Wellbeing at the Bar including case studies

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