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Bar Council plans nursery to keep parent lawyers working

8th October 2012

Officials from the Bar Council, the regulatory body that is in charge of disciplinary matters and looks after the interests of barristers throughout the UK, have announced that they plan to introduce a specialist nursery before the end of the year in an attempt to keep more lawyers who have recently had children in their jobs.

This could potentially be excellent news for some of the most talented young solicitors who currently hold important London lawyer jobs but are worried that they may have to significantly reduce their hours if they also decide to start a family.

The Bar Nursery Committee has been formed specifically to address the issue of introducing childcare services which barristers can take advantage of, and chair Fiona Jackson recently sent out an email to all of the professionals who may be able to benefit from the move, saying that negotiations to set up a service in partnership with the Smithfield House Children’s Nursery were progressing well.