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SRA v Sovani James: some reasons for optimism (Stephen Innes)

What the Divisional Court’s decision in SRA v Sovani James tells us about wellbeing for lawyers: some reasons for optimism This week the Administrative Court handed down judgment in three appeals by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:  SRA v Sovani James, SRA v Esteddar MacGregor, SRA v Peter Naylor [2018] EWHC 3058 (Admin). Reactions to the […]

Wellbeing at Middle Temple

Middle Temple is fully committed to the “Wellbeing at the Bar” programme and following on from our successful Wellbeing Event in partnership with the South Eastern Circuit in July, as mentioned by Valerie Charbit in the August blog,  the Inn continues  to develop its Wellbeing programme with a number of new initiatives for the Michaelmas […]

Wellbeing at the Bar Blog: Elisabeth Cooper

Wellbeing in the North I am approaching 10 years call next month, and have noted during my own time at the Bar those exceptionally talented members we have sadly lost from the profession due to serious emotional health and stress-related issues. Positively, however, in that decade and more recently, I have observed a significant shift […]

Bar Council’s Head of Equality & Diversity and CSR to present on Wellbeing at the Bar at 7 Harrington Street Chambers

7 Harrington Street Chambers (Liverpool), Thursday 26 April 2018, 5.00-6.30pm  The Bar is a high pressure, high performance profession where both barristers and their staff have traditionally been wary about sharing their wellbeing challenges. Over the last four years the Bar Council has been working closely with the Inns of Court, Circuits, the IBC and […]

Bar Council pledges to tackle mental health stigma

On 19 February 2018, Malcolm Cree (CEO of the Bar Council) and Vanessa Davies (Director-General of the Bar Standards Board) signed the #TimeToChange pledge to ensure that we support our own employees’ wellbeing as well as that of the profession. Time to Change is a national campaign aimed at reducing the stigma of mental ill health […]

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!

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 […]