Skip to content

Close

Search

News

Wellbeing at Middle Temple

Middle Temple has pushed Wellbeing at the Bar firmly to the top of the agenda. Coupled with the “Survive and Thrive” programme there have been lectures on: Managing Stress chaired by Anna Ford with James Pereira QC being one of the speakers Effective communication and Mindfulness chaired by the Lord Judge. The Inn’s Hall Committee […]

Inner Temple awarded Bronze by Mind

The Inner Temple has been awarded Bronze in mental health charity Mind’s inaugural Workplace Wellbeing Index, in respect to achievements made in creating change in the workplace. Congratulations to all involved!

Raising wellbeing

Benchmark your budding best practice: putting mental health firmly on the chambers agenda is the right thing to do and benefits the bottom line. Fiona Fitzgerald offers a practical view from a chambers CEO: Bar is no longer behind the curve. Change is in the air. The Bar’s Wellbeing Portal, launched last year, aims to counteract […]

Wellbeing at the Bar – Lessons Learned and Next Steps

The Bar Council initiated our wellbeing work fully aware that we were going to be in it for the long haul. We recognised we had a mountain to climb in challenging the stigma too often associated with mental health, particularly at the Bar. That said, we’ve been surprised at how receptive barristers (and their clerks) […]

Lo♥︎ing legal life: how senior lawyers can help reduce stress in colleagues

This week, systemic coach Zita Tulyahikayho and barrister James Pereira QC discuss how to read the signs of potential stress in ourselves and others. When we genuinely value something, we look after it. Most people find looking after high value items fairly straightforward. Take a car. Most people drive with reasonable care to avoid damaging […]

Keeping in good working order

Nick Hill, Chairman of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC) explains how the clerking community are working with the Bar to help drive the wellbeing initiative At the Bar Conference in October the Wellbeing at the Bar website was launched, providing information, advice and support for those working at or with the Bar. This was so much […]

Chambers’ organisational structures and working practices can make wellbeing issues harder to spot

Joanna Chatterton (pictured below) of Fox Williams LLP  explains how Chambers’ organisational structures can mask wellbeing issues.  The launch of the invaluable wellbeingatthebar.org.uk portal is a significant step towards removing the stigma associated with mental health at the Bar and towards encouraging chambers, their members and staff to tackle this challenging issue. The fact that […]

Why the Bar needs a wellbeing initiative

Helen Randall (pictured below) from the Wales & Chester Circuit explains why the Wellbeing at the Bar initiative is so essential and timely. Even in my few short years at the bar I have noticed a change in the robing rooms. What used to be good-humoured, self-deprecating jokes about workloads and pay cheques have become […]