Lawyers' Safety

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International law firms are increasingly launching wellness programmes and hiring burnout advisers in a bid to retain staff, according to reports. Ashurst and Baker McKenzie – which have a presence in Dublin and Belfast respectively – are among firms who have introduced schemes aimed at

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Human rights lawyers are among tens of thousands of people whose phones were allegedly targeted with spyware made by an Israeli company and sold to law enforcement agencies worldwide, according to a major investigation. Dozens of journalists co-ordinated by Forbidden Stories with technical support f

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A solicitor has made a formal complaint after she was told to remove her bra before she was allowed to visit a client in Cloverhill Prison. A written complaint sent to the Irish Prison Service (IPS) outlines the "degrading incident" which took place on 11 June 2020, the Irish Examiner reports.

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Carson McDowell has become the first independent professional services firm in Northern Ireland to sign the Mindful Business Charter. The firm joins a wide range of businesses and professional service firms around the world in a collective commitment to address the avoidable stresses in our working

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Commercial law firm Matheson has signed up to a Law Society initiative to promote and enable professional wellbeing in the workplace. The Professional Wellbeing Charter was launched last September at a major summit and now has the backing of Ireland's largest law firm.

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Most in-house lawyers in Ireland have experienced symptoms of burn-out, a new survey suggests. Over 170 in-house counsel were invited to reflect on their mental wellbeing at a recent William Fry CounselConnect virtual conference.

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The president of the High Court has criticised lawyers for failing to follow public health guidelines in the courts, including the requirement for two-metre physical distancing. Ms Justice Mary Irvine said there were "more practitioners offending than complying with their social distancing obligatio

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Solicitors in Northern Ireland have been invited to join online classes part of an initiative to promote their health and wellbeing. The Law Society of Northern Ireland has organised the Well-being Day on Friday 9 October 2020, which includes online fitnesses classes and mental health advice.

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Working hours at Belfast and Newry firm JMK Solicitors have been reduced by a fifth, with no loss in pay, as part of an ongoing project to improve "work-life balance". The personal injury and road traffic accident specialist firm said its 60 staff members now have the option of working for four days

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Belfast solicitor Michael Brentnall has been warned for the third time in eight months that he is in "imminent" danger of attack, according to reports. Mr Brentnall, of human rights law firm Brentnall Limited, was told by the PSNI on Wednesday that his home and business are in danger, The Irish News

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Legal mental health charity LawCare has released data on all COVID-19 related contacts it has received to date for Mental Health Awareness Week. Forty-eight legal professionals have contacted the charity with issues related to COVID-19 since 10 March, making up over a third (37 per cent) of all cont

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