Family Career Breaks Seminar


Monday 28 September 2015



The Bar Council is running an additional career breaks seminar on Monday 28 September 2015.


This course is aimed at:


  • Barristers before taking a career break to have a family (for women considering maternity leave, men considering parental leave or prospective adoptive parents).
  • Barristers during and after a career break (for women on maternity leave or adoptive parents and male primary carers)
  • Clerks and practice managers interested in ensuring chambers' practices support barrister parents and those who want to ensure compliance with BSB rules
  • EDOs wishing to support colleagues


Monday 28 September 2015  15:30-19:30



The Bar Council, 289-293 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7HZ



Registration starts at 15:00 for a prompt 15:30 start. CPD hours are currently being sought.


The programme will include advice on:


  • Negotiating your exit/return with Clerks/Chambers
  • Putting your practice to bed/re-starting your practice: managing your clients; complying with the BSB and managing CPD
  • Understanding your rights
  • Planning childcare
  • Sources of support for parents at the Bar
  • Exploring alternative career options on return

A central element of this event is shared learning with tips from parents at the Bar and clerks with expertise in good practice  



There will be a minimal charge to attend:


  • £15 (inc VAT) for those who have paid the Bar Representation Fee (BRF)
  • £20 (inc VAT) for those who have not paid the Bar Representation Fee


Registration is now open. If you would like to attend, please click here to book a place.

For any further information about the event, please contact Emma Pateman, Training and Events Coordinator.