We believe it is important to encourage equality and diversity at the bar.
Our mini-pupillage programme is open to anyone interested in a career at the bar. We hope by offering these opportunities to widen the pool of people who gain an insight into life at the bar.
On a day-to-day basis, we offer our barristers flexibility in managing their practices to meet their personal and professional commitments.
We support new parents returning to work after parental leave by reducing the amount of rent they pay in their first 3 months back in practice.
Funding cuts and other pressures on the legal system can add to the stress barristers face in their working lives. We have appointed a Wellbeing Officer and are developing a wellbeing policy to support our barristers in achieving a healthy work-life balance.
We have also identified practical steps and good working practices to help address work-related stress. These will be implemented throughout 2020.