One of our Employment partners, Howard Hymanson, shares his views on improving mental health in the legal industry in an article for The Law Society’s Managing for Success.
Howard is quoted in the article as saying: “Measures should be put in place to lessen the excessive demands which law firms place on their lawyers. Utilisation targets need to be reduced and HR departments adequately resourced, with upper management support, to stand up to those partners and departments who take advantage of lawyers prepared to work themselves to the bone.
“This is the key measure that any large firm seeking to implement genuine change should be thinking about.”
The article is available in full to those with membership to the Law Management section of The Law Society. It can be found here.