Bar Wellbeing

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

Wellbeing at the Bar

Rachel Spearing reviews the results from the Bar Council’s first survey of the wellbeing of the profession The Bar, by its very nature, is a stressful place to work,... read more

Are you well?

The life of the self-employed barrister; the background to, and results of, the recent Bar Council “Wellbeing Survey”; what was revealed; and the action now needed. No-one... read more

Bar pledges “cultural change” to tackle high barrister anxiety

More than 50% of barristers do not sleep properly and hundreds are “emotionally exhausted”, according to a report published by the Bar Council. read more