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Cookie policy

At The Bar Council, we take the privacy rights of our visitors and users very seriously and we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This cookie policy sets out how our website uses cookies, as almost all websites and mobile applications do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.

By using our website, you agree that we can place the cookies described in this cookie policy on your computer, mobile or portable device. If you do not wish to have any cookies installed then, unfortunately, it may impact your user experience.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or device when you browse websites or use apps.

Our cookies help us to:

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We do not use cookies to:

  • collect any personally identifiable information without your express permission; or
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If the settings on the software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we will take this, and your continuing use of our website, to mean that you consent to us placing cookies on your computer or device. Please note that if you decide to block any cookies (particularly session/essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website and our website may not work as you would expect.

Turning cookies off

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It can be difficult to make a living from law and it can be pressurised and demanding. Competition and an adversarial approach to everything can make collegiate relationships difficult. This website aims to provide you with the knowledge to manage these stressors, make emotionally informed, wise professional decisions and thrive in your chosen profession.

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