Parental Support Hub
The Bar Council is committed to improving rates of retention for
barrister parents, and aims to provide useful sources of
information and assistance to enable parents to manage their
parental leave and childcare responsibilities whilst maintaining a
practice at the self-employed or employed Bar.
The Bar Nursery at Smithfield
The Bar Council recently launched the 'Bar Nursery at Smithfield
House', a central London childcare facility in partnership with Smithfield House
The Bar Nursery offers flexible childcare facilities near the
Inns of Court and offers special rates for all members of the Bar,
as well as chambers staff and Bar Council employees. Further
nurseries may be set up outside of London, similarly geared to the
working lives of barristers with young children, depending on local
For further information on the Bar Nursery at Smithfield House
For further information about your Rights and Obligations and External
assistance available, please click on the relevant links.
Click here to
download a leaflet detailing how the Bar Council is supporting
Bar Council's Parental Leave Policy Guide
The Bar Council has just published a new parental leave policy
guide, please click
here for further information.