Family Career Breaks Seminar

Venue: The Bar Council London, WC1V 7HZ

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.