The LexisNexis Bellwether Report into Stress in the Legal Profession identified that over 76% of solicitors felt that stress/mental well being was an issue in the sector and over 66% were experiencing high stress at work. Despite these results, four out of five solicitors still reported high levels of job satisfaction and 91% of respondents […]Read More Under Pressure: Mental Health in the Legal Pressure
With our intended departure from the European Union having loomed over us for three years, Brexit is now anticipated on 31st October 2019. The legal industry is worth an estimated £25.7 billion to the UK economy and the sector employs over 380,000 people. The level of economic uncertainty that Brexit has created will surely have […]Read More Brexit: a Legal Exit
The recent reporting of Helen Clifford’s case against her former firm for alleged constructive dismissal has again drawn attention to issues of diversity and ethnicity in the legal profession. Former Partner, Ms Clifford, has alleged that that the firm, McMilian Williams, was run by an ‘old boys’ club’, comprised of predominantly white, middle-aged and middle-class […]Read More Project Snowflake: The Elephant in the Profession
In 1919, the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act paved the way for female lawyers for the first time in the UK. In the century that has passed the profession has seen an influx of female lawyers and now approximately 60% of all new applicants for entry on the roll are women. Yet women still account for […]Read More How Times have (not) changed (much at all).
Welcome to my blog about the daily life of a woman in the legal industry. The laughter, the despair and the downright irrational – and that’s just the colleagues. I will be posting on my daily life but also specific challenges that young women come across in their career path. LL xRead More Welcome.