James Pereira KC

James Pereira KC

James Pereira KC is a practising barrister at FTB Chambers, a professional certified coach and NLP Master Practitioner, and a member of the International Coaching Federation. He coaches individuals and organisations from a range of business sectors, and is a co-founder of The Libra Partnership which provides coaching and training for barristers (www.thelibrapartnership.com). He is a contributing author to the book Lawyer Health and Wellbeing (Ark, 2020).

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Leadership and teamworking

James Pereira KC on the collaborative essence of a barrister’s role and five practical tools to make us all better leaders and team-players

13 May 2024

Psychological safety

Two coaches (one a practising barrister) explain why psychological safety is a critical tool for team communications, and how to use it

28 January 2022

Imagine a new world of skills training

Two coaches (one a practising barrister) argue that today’s Bar urgently needs modern, practical skills training to meet its professional obligations and support its wellbeing.

By James Pereira QC and Zita Tulyahikayo

22 January 2021

Protecting relationships from lockdown

Willing to try new ideas for new times? Two systemic coaches, one a practising barrister, give advice on creating and supporting healthy household relationships during lockdown

By James Pereira QC and Zita Wu-Tulyahikayo

16 April 2020

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

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

29 June 2018

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

01 June 2018

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

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
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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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