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Maternity Mentoring is a brand new mentoring initiative by the Bar Council's Bar Mentoring Service.

The Bar Council recognises that challenges barristers face when returning to practice after having had a family.

The Maternity Mentoring Scheme is an opportunity for barristers to have access to advice, guidance and information from a more experienced parent who has been through the whole process, and has returned to a flourishing practice. It is hoped that Maternity Mentoring will prove invaluable to barristers who are either contemplating a career break, are currently on parental leave, or are returning to practice.

Although the name connotes otherwise, Maternity Mentoring is will be available to all parents/ carers at the Bar, irrespective of gender, and we would welcome all applications.  

Maternity Mentoring will be piloted for a year to ensure the scheme is fit for purpose, before it is made available to the wider profession. In light of this, we will accept applications to participate on a first-come, frst-serve basis.