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Flexible Working Guide

Purpose: Practical advice and sample flexible working policy for for chambers.
Scope of application: All barristers/chambers
Issued by: The Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee
First reviewed: 01/07/2016
Last reviewed: 01/07/2016
Status and effect: Please see the notice at end of this page. This is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.

With continued financial pressure on many practice areas of the self-employed Bar, flexible working is rapidly emerging as one of the more difficult issues for chambers to manage fairly. The Bar Council has prepared this guide to assist those responsible for developing and implementing flexible working policies.

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Important Notice

This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of professional conduct and ethics. It is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor a disciplinary tribunal nor the Legal Ombudsman is bound by any views or advice expressed in it. It does not comprise – and cannot be relied on as giving – legal advice. It has been prepared in good faith, but neither the Bar Council nor any of the individuals responsible for or involved in its preparation accept any responsibility or liability for anything done in reliance on it. For fuller information as to the status and effect of this document, please see here.

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