The Bar Council’s Wellbeing at the Bar Working Group has introduced a Certificate of Recognition as a means of acknowledging the huge efforts made across the profession to support the wellbeing of barristers, clerks and chambers’ staff.


In the first round, 29 certificates were awarded at the Annual Bar Conference 2017 for a wide range of activities. Their case studies can be viewed here.


The next round is closing on 1 February 2018 and the Bar Council would particularly like to encourage applications from across the Employed Bar.


If your organisation can demonstrate a commitment to wellbeing through a policy, programme or initiative, and would like to apply for a Certificate of Recognition, please find further information here and submit your application to