The Bar Council Family Career Breaks Seminar

Friday 20 March 2015

The Bar Council is holding a new refreshed career breaks seminar on 20 March 2015. A central element of this event is shared learning with tips from parents at the Bar and clerks with expertise in good practice.

This course is aimed at:

  • Barristers before taking a Career Break to have a family (for women considering maternity 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, and
  • EDOs wishing to support colleagues.

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
  • Planning childcare
  • Sources of support for parents at the Bar
  • Financial planning, and
  • Exploring alternative career options on return.

The seminar will be held at 7 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4BS,
from 09:45 to 13:00. 

There will be a nominal charge for attendance on this course

Online booking for family career breaks –

Special Offer: IBC members can pay the £15 BRF rate.

CPD hours are currently being sought. 

If you are interested in attending this event please contact:
Bianca Lee: