We are pleased and proud to announce that we have received the Bar Council Wellbeing Certificate of Recognition.

The Wellbeing Committee, Adam Smith, Rachael Claridge, Eleanor Battie, Clare Ciborowska, Kirsten Japp and David Bingham will shortly be undertaking Mental Health 1st Aid Training. Chambers have also organized Suicide Awareness and Crisis First Aid. We were also one of the first sets of Chambers to establish an Employee Assistance Program for anyone in Chambers to use.

The Bar Council noted in its decision that Chambers carefully considers barristers’ existing workloads before accepting new instructions, particularly mindful of junior practitioners’ narrower knowledge base, which may necessitate more time for tasks. Practice Managers consult barristers before scheduling significant engagements to ensure workload compatibility and avoid undue stress.

Consideration of Workloads (1 Crown Office Row, Brighton) – Wellbeing at the Bar