This section looks at the stresses and strains of working at the Bar. It offers some ideas on how to deal with them, and provides information on the practical measures which Chambers (and employers) are required to put in place to ensure equality of opportunity and treatment in the workplace and in practice – and what to do when things go wrong.
This site is being continually updated and added to. If there are things you would like us to cover in future updates, or if you would like to comment on the material that is here, please let us know at YBC@BarCouncil.org.uk. Alternatively, please visit the Wellbeing at the Bar website on www.wellbeingatthebar.org.uk for further information.
- Wellbeing at the Bar
- The science
- Mental health – key facts
- Protect yourself
- Get help
- Special help for those with caring responsibilities
- Talking to your clerks about your work life balance
- Handling nerves at court
- Dealing with criticism
- Equality and diversity
- Useful organisations at the Bar