In May 2021, Resolution published their report ‘Wellbeing in Family Law‘ which painted a grim picture of morale amongst family law practitioners, including a worrying statistic of 1 in 4 respondents considering leaving the profession. With lockdown and remote working, wellbeing and mental health has never been more important in the legal profession generally. For family lawyers, dealing with emotional and sometimes troubling cases day in day out, it has to always be borne in mind. Tara Lyons of Pump Court talks to solicitors Nina Lake and Jessica Smith of Howard Kennedy about this delicate topic, including some troubling responses in the Resolution report and what mechanisms are available to combat the issues raised.
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