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The Balanced Brief

A personal trainer:the benefits

Once the preserve of celebrities and the mega rich, more and more people are now working with personal trainers as ...

You barrister. (S)He clerk.

There are few relationships more delicate than that between barrister and clerk. It’s a topic ripe for a whole article. ...

Parenting & a busy practice

By Anita, a family law barrister A busy practice and parenting We lawyers are both highly reliable and consistently unreliable. ...

Friends are for life

5 tips from Farah, barrister of 22 years 1. Invest in your friendships. Not with a quick What’s App message ...

Significant harm -let’s talk

“I’m not going to see a psychiatrist/psychologist/therapist/counseller, I’m not mad!” As a family law barrister I hear this frequently from ...

5 tips : your career is a game, master it!

5 tips from Robert, a former investment banker, now partner at law firm 1. Write a list of the important ...

Simple tips for smart people

5 tips from 2 QCs 1. If you’re a barrister, ¬†make the most of the flexibility of self employment. It’s ...

The Balanced Brief

Regular readers will know that I often write about the physical, emotional and psychological challenges of a busy legal practice. ...

Ping goes the practice!

Ping! Ah. Email. The greatest invention for lawyers. Ping and you can exchange positions statements at 2am . Ping and ...

We don’t talk about death

On 25th August, bank holiday 2014 my mother passed away. In the raw aftermath of grief I wrote the piece ...