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Life in the Law

Read our research study into how the culture and practice of law affect wellbeing.

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We are proud to release the findings of our research study Life in the Law.

This research, the first of its kind in this country, looked at mental health and wellbeing in the legal profession and over 1,700 professionals from the UK, Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, and Isle of Man took part.

You can watch our recent Life in the Law webinar here. You can also read some of the Q&A's from the event.

Read our press release and download our infographic.

If you'd like to help us spread the word about Life in the Law we have various communications materials available to download at this link.

We would like to express our appreciation to The Solicitors’ Charity for their support with the publication and dissemination of this report

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"I think everyone needs to be responsible for wellbeing in the legal profession and any positive changes will be most effective if supported from all sides."

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Contact our free, confidential, emotional support service for the legal community
0800 279 6888
Email our support team support@lawcare.org.uk

Your Stories 

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    " I suffered post-natal depression after both births, and this was particularly severe after my son’s birth, which led to an admission to hospital."

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    "In my late 20s I crashed a car and was banned from driving. My occasional forgetfulness had become regular blackouts during which I lost many hours at a time. At times I suspected what everyone else now realised: I was an alcoholic."

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    How I coped with stress

    "I collapsed in the office mid-deal, suffering from exhaustion."

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