How much do you value the mental health of your criminal barrister?

“Data due to be published by the Bar Council and shared with the Guardian reveals that in the past two years workloads have increased for 40% of criminal law practitioners in England and Wales, while a third said they were considering new career options. Nearly 60% of criminal bar staff surveyed said they were working more than 51 hours a week; of those nearly half were working more than 60 hours. Only half of the 1,346 barristers questioned said they felt able to balance their home and work lives.”

Read the full article on the Guardian website here (Barristers in England and Wales ‘in grip of mental health crisis’).

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