Barristers' Working Lives 2021

A report for The Bar Council

Williams M, Pike G |   | Institute for Employment Studies/ Employment Research Ltd | Sep 2021

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The 2021 survey of the Bar profession is the latest in the series of surveys of barristers’ working lives undertaken by the Institute for Employment Studies and Employment Research Ltd for the Bar Council, building on previous surveys carried out in 2011, 2013 and 2017.

The survey was designed to explore the lived experience of working as a barrister in 2021, and asked questions about the impact of the pandemic, their views on aspects of wellbeing and work-life balance, working hours and patterns, experiences of bullying, harassment or discrimination, practice development and working practices, and Bar Council services.

The full results to the survey are presented within the report (and deeper explorations into wellbeing and issues facing the Young Bar will be published in separate reports).