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Bar Wellbeing

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Re-wiring the law

Rachel Spearing introduces the UK’s first Wellness for Law Forum  

March saw the launch of a new initiative to support ongoing work to improve health and wellbeing at the Bar.  

25 April 2017 / Rachel Spearing
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Raising wellbeing

Benchmark your budding best practice: putting mental health firmly on the chambers agenda is the right thing to do and benefits the bottom line  

Fiona Fitzgerald offers a practical view from a chambers CEO: Bar is no longer behind the curve 

21 March 2017 / David Wright / Fiona Fitzgerald
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Wellbeing at the Bar portal

The online support portal for barristers’ wellbeing and mental health has gone live  

A new portal giving barristers, clerks and chambers staff access to guidance, tips, support and contacts for help on all matters concerning wellbeing was launched on 15 October at the Annual Bar Conference.  

24 October 2016
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Diversification

Richard Atkins QC on why it’s never too late to diversify – particularly with a barrister’s skillset  

In 2011, at the second time of asking, I took Silk.  

26 September 2016 / Richard Atkins QC
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Equality ahead

Time for the Bar to rise to the equality challenge and find more effective ways for women to stay on in the profession, argues Fiona Jackson 

In July the Bar Standards Board (BSB) published Women at the Bar , a report of its survey of all practising female barristers on the implementation and effectiveness of the Equality Rules that came into force in 2012.  

26 September 2016 / Fiona Jackson
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Calm at the centre

With Bar wellbeing firmly centre stage, Mark Hatcher meets the preachers of the Inns to examine what they can offer to barristers – of all faiths and none  

‘The Bar can sometimes feel a lonely place,’ says Rachel Spearing, a criminal practitioner who has played a leading role in the Wellbeing at the Bar initiative.  

26 September 2016 / Mark Hatcher
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The magic of mentoring

Joanne Wicks QC, Grace Ong and Lucinda Orr outline the benefits of mentoring for barristers   

30 August 2016 / Grace Ong / Joanne Wicks QC / Lucinda Orr
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Be upstanding in court!

Optimise performance and manage stress – John Hunter outlines the benefits of the Alexander Technique to the Bar  

The long association between F M Alexander (1869-1955) and the theatre dates back to the very origins of the Alexander Technique (AT).  

25 July 2016 / John Hunter
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