Lawyers' Safety And Wellbeing

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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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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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