CARING FOR LAWYERS' WELLBEING

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Elizabeth Rimmer, chief executive of LawCare, which provides a health support and advice service for the legal profession, explains the charity’s work.

This changing environment, together with the demanding culture of long hours and competition for work, can take its toll on the mental health of lawyers. We all know that law can be a stressful career, and I would think there are probably very few lawyers who have not had some experience of what it can be like when you or a colleague is not able to manage work effectively.

As a profession, great strides have been made in widening access - increasing the range of training routes in and expanding the providers of legal services - but I do not think that we have done much to really address the welfare of lawyers.


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