Hello and welcome to the Fides Weekly Update. Take a look at this week’s key trends, moves and developments in legal and compliance.
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1). Supporting Mental Health Awareness
Lawyers are known to be at higher risk of mental health problems and substance abuse. They’re perfectionists whose job it is to worry, anticipate and act on other people’s problems. This combined with a high-pressure work environment, billable hour’s targets and demands from clients creates a melting pot of potential issues – exacerbated by the stigma attached to admitting you are struggling.
To celebrate this week, and encourage people in the legal profession and beyond to continue the conversation about mental health, we share our most recent survey findings into Inclusion and Wellbeing in City Law firms.
We undertook this research to better understand how lawyers feel at work, the obstacles to greater inclusion and wellbeing in law firms, and the changes that can be made to achieve more inclusive workplace cultures.
For more information on mental health problems in the law, see our guest blog with Richard Martin, former lawyer and Head of Mental Health Training at Byrne Dean HERE.
P.S. Keep your eyes out for our latest publication ‘How to make your law firm more inclusive – a ten step guide’ due for release in a few weeks.
2). Movers & Shakers
Kirkland halts A&O’s IP expansion with hire of global practice head
Partner Anu Balasubramanian joins to head up the PE practice
Real Estate partner Alex Millar makes a move to Travers Smith
DLA Piper is set to open an office in Dublin with the hire of corporate partner David Carthy from Irish firm William Fry
The one-partner team includes Michal Mezykowski, who has been appointed as head of the banking and finance practice in Poland
Mergers & Alliances
Office Openings & Closings