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70% of UK Lawyers More Stressed Than Ever


Following on from World Mental Health Day, flexible working trailblazer, Keystone Law releases figures on lawyer health and wellbeing.



The modern workplace environment is fast-paced, demanding and progressively uncertain. Bankruptcies, mergers and redundancies all add to the pressures that today's employees have to face. As one of the world's oldest professions, law has long been respected as a highly prestigious and, in many ways, rewarding career path. Despite this, 70% of lawyers say they're job is more stressful than any other whilst almost 40% said they yearned for greater flexibility at work.

It's no secret that a happy workforce makes for a productive workforce. And with research into workplace wellbeing, satisfaction and general happiness at an all-time high, the pursuit of happiness is something that employees, in all industries, pursue with increasing fervour.

But it seems that for many lawyers this pursuit is often futile as the profession suffers from worryingly high rates of exhaustion, depression and even suicide.

But what defines happiness for lawyers? And is it truly achievable?

In aid of World Mental Health Day, the legal industry's agile working pioneer, Keystone Law has commissioned a study into lawyer wellbeing, with the aim of raising awareness of the pressures faced by the industry - as well as highlighting the benefits of greater flexibility.

The results are based on a survey of 300 legal professionals, predominantly associates and partners, from top 50-100 law firms across the UK.

To view the full report please click here

Editor's Notes:

Keystone Law is the UK's leading agile working law firm. Set up in 2002, the business was created by a group of lawyers who realised that the legal market was ready for something new.
Using technology and modern working practices to drive productivity and deliver results.
Keystone enables lawyers to work flexibly, choosing whichever option best ensures optimal client service. In addition, by removing the burden of management and admin tasks, Keystone enables lawyers to focus solely on doing what they do best. Practising law.
The firm has developed from a start-up into the leading law firm of its kind - with over 200 partner-level lawyers, 40 support staff and many thousands of clients.
Keystone Law offers a more flexible way of working for experienced lawyers. To find our more visit lawsetfree.com

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