The Western Circuit’s Harassment Helpline has been approved by the BSB as a pilot harassment support scheme. The Helpline will provide confidential advice and support to all barristers (including pupils) on the Western Circuit who have experienced any harassment or unwanted behaviour by listening to their story and providing information about their options for further action.
Four individual members of the Helpline (details, right) have a special exemption from BSB reporting requirements (rC66 – obligation to report serious misconduct) and are therefore able to provide such advice without being required to report the incident to the BSB. All contact is treated with strict confidentiality at all times, and you can make contact with the helpline without giving your name or from an anonymised email address if you would prefer.
Talk to Spot, the Bar Council’s anti-bullying and harassment online tool, has now been launched and provides an anonymous way to document harassment and discrimination; submitting a report is optional. Find out more details here
Charlotte Feest: 07788 636067
Rachael Goodall: 07775 700939
Anna Vigars QC: 07788 434200
Philip Mott QC: 07971 196044
We will not:
Bar Council direct dedicated telephone line:
020 7611 1426
Speak to Sam Mercer or one of her team, who also hold an exemption from reporting requirements for these purposes.
For general information about harassment policies see here.
Talk to Spot – anti bullying and harassment online tool partnered by the Bar Council