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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 […]

Rachel Spearing explains Wellbeing at the Bar

Many of you may have read about the campaigns in public and private sector business to improve people’s Wellbeing. The business case for improving people’s health and wellbeing in their work and lives has been well documented and shown to demonstrate great benefits to the quality of their work, retention rates, relationships both personal and […]

War crimes barrister advocates meditation to calm stressful lives

A leading barrister who has defended alleged war criminals is holding classes in meditation to combat stress in the legal profession. Click here to read more.

Calm at the Centre

With Bar wellbeing firmly centre stage, Mark Hatcher meets the preachers of the Inns to examine what they can offer to barristers – of all faiths and none.