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Wellbeing at the Bar FAQs

Purpose: Common FAQs relating to managing wellbeing issues within chambers. For supplementary information on wellbeing guidance and good management practice, visit https://www.wellbeingatthebar.org.uk
Scope of application: All barristers
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.

The Bar Council has teamed up with the Inns of Court and Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC) to launch the Wellbeing at the Bar Portal  – a website to specifically provide support and best practice to barristers, clerks and chambers on wellbeing and mental health issues. See below for some of the Wellbeing resources on specific issues:

FAQs: Guidance on the circumstances when the Regulator may need to be involved and what you should be doing to best support an individual who becomes unwell.


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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