Bar Wellbeing

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

Report: Wellbeing at the Bar

The Bar Council’s survey of the wellbeing of the profession read more

Opening up on mental health

Barristers have responded in record numbers to the Bar’s wellbeing survey, the first of its kind to assess the mental health of a whole profession in any country. Over 2,... read more

Flying solo

A day in the life of a single mother at the Bar. By Gulshanah Choudhuri A typical day would see me crawling from my bed at around 7am, asking the girls to get up. Once the... read more

Barristers' Benevolent Association

Terence Mowschenson QC explains the work of the BBA The Barristers’ Benevolent Association (BBA) exists to support, help and comfort those members of the Bar in England and... read more

Stress at the Bar

Stress remains the most common reason for calls to LawCare, the advisory and support service for the legal profession. Of the 378 case files opened in 2012, 42 were for... read more

Second Bar Council Disability Conference

Profession Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court, in his keynote speech welcomed the opportunity which the Bar Council Disability Conference gave to play an important part ‘... read more

Portrait of an Alcoholic

Where can a lawyer turn to when managing drink, work and life proves hard? LawCare explains how it is here to help. When you think of an alcoholic, do you think of a... read more