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Building Resilience at the Bar Throughout Your Career – Panel event

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On Tuesday 21 March the Inn will be hosting a wellbeing panel discussion on Resilience at the Bar, in partnership with LawCare.

LawCare is an independent charity offering emotional support, information and training to the legal community in the UK. They work to promote good mental health and wellbeing in legal workplaces and drive change in education, training and practice.

Talk: 6.00 pm

Q&A: 7.00 pm

Drinks Reception: 7.15pm

Venue: Ashworth Centre and Online

Joining us on the panel will be:

  • Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO of LawCare

Elizabeth has been managing and developing charities in the mental health sector for over 20 years. She joined LawCare in 2014 from the Institute of Group Analysis, a membership and training organisation for group psychotherapists. Before that she headed up Alzheimer’s Disease International, a worldwide federation of Alzheimer Associations. Elizabeth started her working life as a solicitor specialising in clinical negligence, practicing at Leigh Day. Elizabeth is a trustee of the Helplines Partnership (national body for support and advice helplines) and a member of the International Bar Association’s wellbeing global taskforce.

  • James Pereira KC, Francis Taylor Building

James specialises in planning, environmental, local government and administrative law, compulsory purchase and compensation. James is consistently ranked among the top silks in his field and is the co-author of leading text books in compulsory purchase, compensation, infrastructure planning and environmental law. For several years he was a Visiting Professor of Law at King’s College, London.

James is dedicated to optimising professional performance and wellbeing at the Bar. He is a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation. He is trained in systemic coaching for businesses and individuals, family therapy and NLP. In 2018 he founded a niche coaching practice for lawyers, law firms and other professionals (, to provide individual and organisational coaching and skills training services. For nearly half a decade he has co-written a regular column in The Lawyer entitled “Loving Legal Life”, giving advice on leadership, professional performance and workplace well-being. He has written on the same topics in Counsel Magazine and the Middle Templar, and he authored the chapter on professional performance for the book “Lawyer Health and Wellbeing” (Ark Group, 2020). James is also a Champion for LawCare.

  • Malvika Jaganmohan, St Ives Chambers

Malvika is a specialist family law practitioner. She was named a Tier One ‘Rising Star (Children Law: Public and Private)’ in the Legal 500 2023. She regularly acts in cases of a level of complexity beyond her year of Call. She prides herself on her approachable manner and her ability to put even the most vulnerable and anxious clients at ease.

Alongside her busy practice, Malvika is very active in the wider legal community. She sits on Chambers’ Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing Committee and she is chambers’ representative within the West Midlands Family Law Bar Association. She is particularly passionate about mental health and wellbeing amongst lawyers; she runs her own blog on the subject and she is a Champion for LawCare. She is a founding member of Women in Family Law and is co-lead of their Wellbeing sub-committee.

Please note this is a free event but booking is essential. There is no dress code for this event.

This event is not a qualifying session.

Please contact the Member Engagement Team via [email protected]k if you have any questions.