Bar Wellbeing


Steps to support success in pupillage

Skills and strategies to succeed in pupillage and beyond, by Systemic Coach Zita Tulyahikayo and NLP Master Practitioner James Pereira QC  

31 August 2018 / James Pereira KC / Zita Tulyahikayo

Taking your first steps to being well

Are you ready to embrace change? Systemic Coach Zita Tulyahikayo and NLP Master Practitioner James Pereira QC explain how to make  appropriate time for work, set  achievable goals and  enrich your legal life  


Wellbeing forum: building a resilient profession

This year’s wellbeing one-day forum features top legal wellbeing researchers and practitioners sharing inspiring initiatives within their workplaces at the Bar. A must-attend for barristers wanting to adapt and respond to today’s challenges, writes Rachel Spearing  

28 June 2018 / Rachel Spearing

Making the change to being well

In their latest article, systemic coach Zita Tulyahikayo and barrister and NLP Master Practitioner James Pereira QC discuss how ‘Life at the Bar’ can make it hard to break free from work stresses and how to take personal charge  


The importance of wellbeing for chambers

In the second article in their series, systemic coach Zita Tulyahikayo and James Pereira QC discuss the importance of wellbeing for chambers, the relationship between chambers and those who work there, and the matters that chambers should address when considering wellbeing  

23 January 2018 / James Pereira KC / Zita Tulyahikayo

Why bother with wellbeing?

In the first of a new series, systemic coach Zita Tulyahikayo and James Pereira QC explain why supporting wellbeing should be an essential aspect of barristers’ and chambers’ practice  

05 October 2017 / James Pereira KC / Zita Tulyahikayo

Secondary traumatic stress

Lee Moore highlights the impact of traumatic cases on barristers and the wider legal profession  

I fled pupillage in 1974 to seek refuge as in-house counsel to a marine insurance company.  

21 March 2016

Acceptance without exception

Natalie Hearn and Brie Stevens-Hoare QC herald the launch of FreeBar, the LGBT+ chambers network that aims to promote an inclusive culture throughout the Bar  

A number of barristers’ chambers – including Matrix, Hardwicke, No5 Chambers, 5 Paper Buildings and 3 Hare Court – are working in association with Stonewall to establish a forum for chambers, employers and individuals working at and for the Bar focused on supporting LGBT+ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender and sexuality minorities).  

01 February 2016 / Brie Stevens-Hoare KC / Natalie Hearn

Getting on the property ladder

In the first of a new series on personal finance, Paul Faithfull looks at the issues facing first time buyers at the young Bar  

As house prices continue to increase across most parts of the UK, getting a foot on the property ladder is becoming more challenging.  

24 August 2015 / Paul Faithfull

Zen and the art of lawyers’ maintenance

Barrister and Buddhist Jo Shaw on mindfulness practice and the Bar  

Caveat lector: This article is “Not Bar”. It covers subjects such as emotions, looking after oneself and, even, spirituality. 

20 July 2015 / Jo(anna) Shaw
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Earnings, reform and engagement

The new Bar Council earnings report presents a collective challenge for the self-employed Bar, remote hearings are changing and Bar Conference is back next month

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