Bar Wellbeing

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... read more

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... read more

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,... read more

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)... read more


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.  read more

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... read more

Bar Council launches new flexible working template

Rent cuts for barristers working reduced hours or away from chambers because of care responsibilities are among proposals in a new guide published by the Bar... read more

The magic of mentoring

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

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... read more