Lawyers' Safety And Wellbeing

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RDJ LLP has become the first law firm to engage in a pilot programme with the Law Society of Ireland designed to promote mental health and wellbeing within law firms. The pilot programme, titled Culture First | Well within the Law, is aimed at developing a long-term strategy around psychological wel

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Matheson has announced a new partnership with Elephant in the Room, a global mental health awareness campaign which uses art as a medium to break down barriers and encourage conversations about a topic that often goes unspoken. The first law firm in Ireland to partner with the organisation, Matheson

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There has been an increase in the number of lawyers reporting workplace bullying, according to legal mental health charity LawCare. Its 2023 report records that 92 people who contacted LawCare for mental health support said that workplace bullying, harassment, or discrimination was their primary rea

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Solicitors can now avail of individual psychotherapy at a discounted rate through the Law Society of Ireland's LegalMind service. From today, LegalMind has entered a new partnership with the charity Clanwilliam Institute to offer access to accredited psychotherapists at a reduced rate.

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McCann FitzGerald LLP has announced a number of new and extended family support policies for its staff of more than 600 people in Ireland. The policies extend the firm's existing supports for maternity, paternity and compassionate leave, and introduce new supports for those undergoing fertility trea

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Midlands firm Tormeys Solicitors LLP is piloting a four-day working week as part of a global initiative aimed at improving productivity and employee wellbeing.

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William Fry and RDJ have been ranked among the top 100 companies for employee wellbeing in Ireland by business group Ibec. Both law firms were included in an index published by Ibec in partnership with Business & Finance for a third year running.

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ByrneWallace LLP has set out plans to support staff experiencing domestic abuse and menopause later this year. The firm will launch two new dedicated staff wellness programmes over the course of 2023, it announced on International Women's Day today.

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Law students are more likely to misuse alcohol and have suicidal thoughts than their peers, according to a new study by researchers north and south of the border. A research paper produced by academics at Ulster University (UU), Atlantic Technological University (ATU) and Uppsala University explores

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LawCare has published findings on the mental health needs of men in the workplace. A focus group of barristers, partners, mid-level and junior associates, in-house lawyers as well as those in support roles, from across the jurisdictions, was used to gain an idea of the mental health experiences of m

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Arthur Cox LLP has introduced a new leave policy for employees who are undergoing fertility treatments such as IVF. Following a government announcement of a new publicly-funded IVF treatment scheme, the law firm has introduced a new fertility leave policy entitling employees undergoing fertility tre

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Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, a prominent human rights lawyer from Ireland who practises in London, has spoken of receiving death threats, including one which said she should be murdered "like Pat Finucane". Ms Gallagher, a barrister with Doughty Street Chambers, shared her experience while speaking at

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A man has been arrested and charged with the attempted murder of US Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh. Nicholas John Roske was allegedly found with a gun and a knife after his arrest near the justice's home in California early on Wednesday morning, The Washington Post reports.

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