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Wellbeing at the Bar blog: Pushpinder Saini QC

20 years can change your life or how the internet revolution has upset my physical and mental wellbeing July 1997. A pleasant breakfast and say goodbye to my baby daughter. Catch the Central Line for the short trip from Lancaster Gate to Chancery Lane. Read a bit of novel (probably The God of Small Things) […]

Wellbeing at the Bar blog: Rachel Crasnow QC

  In mid-May the Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA) held its first Well-being event. Entitled “Keeping each other sane: tips for leading a happy legal life” it was billed as being a humorous yet introspective look at how to reduce the stressful parts of everyday working at the employment bar. We devised a panel comprising […]

Wellbeing at the Bar blog: Nicholas Hill

On Thursday evening of last week the IBC held the first of its seminars on wellbeing. My own championing of wellbeing is well known and when I became Chair of the IBC in March 2016 I set continuing education of wellbeing as one of my key aims. It’s quite tricky sometimes to know what is […]

Wellbeing at the Bar blog: Grant Warnsby

As I turn on the PC, the memory of lazy Italian lunches by the Mediterranean quickly fade away. It is not just because it is 6:30am on a cold UK morning, but the sight of the blue-bracketed email counter next to the word “Inbox” is steadily climbing. It clicks quickly past the 300-mark. I take […]