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Menopause: Supporting Members and Staff

Purpose: Guide to supporting members and staff in relation to Menopause
Scope of application: All barristers and chambers
Issued by: The Bar Council
First reviewed: 12/10/2022
Last reviewed: 12/10/2022
Status and effect: Please see the notice at end of this page. This is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook

This guide provides chambers with information on support that may be provided for members and staff experiencing menopausal symptoms.  It includes ideas on assistance chambers can provide and a sample policy which chambers can adapt if they choose to have a menopause policy or include reference to menopause in an existing wellbeing policy.

Note: It is not a regulatory requirement (ref. BSB Handbook) for chambers to have a menopause policy.

Download: Menopause Guide for Chambers :

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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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