Work at the bar has become extremely challenging during the pandemic. Rules around attending court keep changing. At times you may fear that your health and safety and that of your family will be put at risk in order to keep the justice system on its feet. You may be under pressure to deliver to deadlines whilst managing the challenges of the pandemic or working from home.
Tips for managing this:
If you are having cash flow issues you can contact hardship funds such as the Barristers Benevolent Association ( all practicing barristers) or the Marshall Trust (for pupils and junior members of Inner Temple).
The information and resource packs on this website are designed to help you and your colleagues to work as a community for better wellbeing and professional resilience. If you want to provide feedback on these resources, or to get involved in promoting wellbeing please get in touch.
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.
A simple expression that sums up wellbeing is ‘travelling well’
2 in 3 barristers feel that showing signs of stress equals weakness