Parental support

The Bar Council is committed to improving rates of retention for barrister parents, and aims to provide useful sources of information and assistance to enable parents to manage their parental leave and childcare responsibilities whilst maintaining a practice at the self-employed or employed Bar.

We have put together an information pack which includes advice, tips and checklists for all new parents at the Bar.

Nursery Provision

The Bar Council has special arrangements for barristers with the Smithfield Nursery and Tiny Tree Day Nursery. Both offer barristers special rates and more flexible opening hours to accommodate barrister parents' schedules.

Other useful links:


If you have any queries regarding our support, email