Lawyers' safety



JMK Solicitors backs island-wide campaign for four-day week

Personal injury and road traffic accident specialist firm JMK Solicitors has backed a campaign for the introduction of a four-day week across the island of Ireland.

Published 10 June 2021

Law Society to probe bullying, harassment and sexual harassment in solicitors' profession

The Law Society of Ireland has launched a first-of-its-kind study into bullying, harassment and sexual harassment in the solicitors' profession.

Published 19 May 2021

Carson McDowell signs up to Mindful Business Charter

Carson McDowell has become the first independent professional services firm in Northern Ireland to sign the Mindful Business Charter.

Published 14 May 2021

Matheson signs up to Law Society professional wellbeing initiative

Commercial law firm Matheson has signed up to a Law Society initiative to promote and enable professional wellbeing in the workplace.

Published 2 March 2021

Most in-house Irish lawyers have experienced 'burn-out'

Most in-house lawyers in Ireland have experienced symptoms of burn-out, a new survey suggests.

Published 11 December 2020

High Court president criticises lawyers for not following Covid-19 guidelines

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.

Published 16 October 2020

Solicitors invited to join online health and wellbeing classes

Solicitors in Northern Ireland have been invited to join online classes part of an initiative to promote their health and wellbeing.

Published 25 September 2020

Report: Majority of lawyers feel their managers are not looking out for them

The majority of lawyers feel their manager is not looking out for them, according to a new report.

Published 10 July 2020

JMK Solicitors offer four-day week after two-year study

Working hours at Belfast and Newry firm JMK Solicitors have been reduced by a fifth, with no loss in pay, as part of an ongoing project to improve "work-life balance".

Published 26 June 2020

Belfast solicitor warned again of threat of being attacked

Belfast solicitor Michael Brentnall has been warned for the third time in eight months that he is in "imminent" danger of attack, according to reports.

Published 29 May 2020

Reports of mental health issues 'tip of the iceberg'

Legal mental health charity LawCare has released data on all COVID-19 related contacts it has received to date for Mental Health Awareness Week.

Published 18 May 2020

Solicitors invited to complete survey on experiences in Garda stations during COVID-19

Criminal defence solicitors have been invited to complete a survey on their experiences in Garda stations during the COVID-19 crisis.

Published 5 May 2020

Court users 'endangered' by large gathering at Four Courts

A large crowd of people who attended the Four Courts yesterday for the beginning of a legal challenge against COVID-19 restrictions "endangered themselves, gardaí, court staff and court users", the Courts Service has said.

Published 22 April 2020

Law Society launches new mental health support service for solicitors

The Law Society of Ireland has launched a new mental health service designed to support solicitors.

Published 14 April 2020

'No current plans' to close courthouses over coronavirus fears

The Courts Service of Ireland has said it has "no current plans to cancel court sittings" because of coronavirus, but is keeping contingency plans under constant review.

Published 11 March 2020