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Legal Professionals Are Twice as Likely to Work on Days Off, as 1 in 5 Say Work Is Causing Mental Health Decline

A new study finds 1 in 3 legal employees want their company to be more proactive in boosting health and wellbeing habits. New data has revealed legal professionals are the most likely to work on days off compared to employees in other sectors, with more...

A Remand Prisoner’s Suicide was Probably Caused or Contributed by Serious and Multiple Failures at HMP Birmingham

The jury's verdict from the recent inquest into the death of Jai Singh, a particularly vulnerable remand prisoner, was that a series of shortcomings from the custodial and healthcare teams, including the mental health team, at HMP Birmingham may have played a role in...

The LEARN Network’s Petition for Debate to Secure Student Safety and Success Supported by 128,000 People

At midnight on Mother's Day, Sunday 19th of March, the petition to ‘Create statutory legal duty of care for students in Higher Education’ closed with 128,191 signatures. The Government must now consider holding a debate in parliament. The petition was created by The LEARN Network, a group...

Kennedys New Charity Partnership With The Children’s Society Shows Pledge To Support Vulnerable Children And Young People

The Children's Society and global law firm Kennedys are partnering to support vulnerable young people by funding mental health support. A fundraising target of £120,000 has been set for the firm over the next three years to support the UK-wide work of the charity and...

YouGov poll: The mental health and wellbeing of employees are not supported by legal firms

A survey of companies and staff has shown that many legal firms are failing to support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. Despite a strong demand for help with the cost-of-living crisis and stress and anxiety, employers saw supporting staff morale as low...

Media advisory – Molly Russell pre-inquest review hearing, Monday 11 July 2022

A pre-inquest review (PIR) hearing in relation to the death of Molly Russell will be held on Monday 11 July 2022 from 1pm at North London Coroners Court, 29 Wood Street, Chipping Barnet, London. Interested Persons will appear remotely. Fourteen-year-old Molly, from Harrow in London, viewed material online and...