Family Career Breaks Seminar

Date: 28 March 2017

Time: 16:45 - 20:00

The General Council of the Bar 289 - 293 High Holborn London WC1V 7HZ

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This course is aimed at:

  • Barristers before taking a Career Break to have a family (for women considering maternity leave; men considering paternity leave; prospective adoptive parents and male or female primary carers)

  • Barristers during and after a career break (for women who have taken maternity leave; men who have taken paternity leave; adoptive parents and male or female primary carers)

  • Clerks and Practice Managers interested in ensuring chambers' practices support Barrister parents and those who want to ensure compliance with BSB rules, and

  • Equality and Diversity Officers wishing to support colleagues.

 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

  • What to think about before and after your break

  • Ethical challenges and complying with BSB rules (including Q&A)

  • Navigating Chambers' Policies: Your rights (including Q&A)

  • Exploring all your options on return


Please click here to view the full programme.

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There will be a nominal charge to attend:

  • £15 + VAT for those who have paid the Bar Representation Fee (BRF)

  • £35 + VAT for those who have not paid the Bar Representation Fee


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This event carries  3 CPD.


For any additional information, please contact Marisa Dineen or Petra Majzlikova.