A career change for barristers can be challenging. The self-employed Bar is facing difficult times. As a barrister you may be struggling with significant cuts in Legal Aid, growing competition from other Chambers and from alternative forms of dispute resolution. You may be under pressure financially. Additionally, you may be finding that solicitors’ firms are increasingly reluctant to instruct external counsel as they strive to increase their profits. CareerBalance has assisted hundreds of barristers to plan and progress their careers — both inside and outside the self-employed Bar. Our clients range from QCs to pupil barristers.