The Bar Council, Institute of Barristers' Clerks, and the Legal Practice Managers' Association currently offer an Assistance Programme (AP), which can be accessed by all self-employed barristers with a practising certificate as well as members of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC) and Legal Practice Managers’ Association (LPMA).
The service is now funded by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund and can be accessed by all Bar members, their partners and any dependents between the ages of 16-24 and in full-time education.
Members of the Bar can call the confidential telephone service at any time, as many times as required and for as long as you need; counselling is available for both emotional and practical issues.
Telephone: 0800 169 2040.
This is a number designated to members of the Bar exclusively. You will not have to provide any additional form of verification, and your call will be treated in the strictest confidence. Put the number in your phone now. Nobody hopes that you will need it, but we want you to have it if you do.