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The Balanced Brief

Friday Fitness : 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 ...

Thursday Thoughts : 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. ...

Tuesday Tips ; Parenting & a busy practice

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

Tuesday Tips : Friends are for life

5 tips from Fareha, family law barrister  1. Invest in your friendships. Not with a quick What’s App message or ...

Thursday Thoughts : Significant harm -let’s talk

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

Tuesday Tips : 5 tips : your career is a ...

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

Wednesday Wellbeing : 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 ...

Wednesday Wellbeing : The Balanced Brief

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

Wednesday Wellbeing : Ping goes the practice!

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

Monday Mourning : 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 ...