Well-Being and a Positive Professional Identity in the Legal Profession: A Snapshot of the UK Bar

Rachael M Field, Rachel Spearing

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Abstract

[Extract] The legal profession in the US, the UK and Australia has become increasingly aware that significant numbers of lawyers are experiencing concerningly high levels of psychological distress. This is a serious issue relevant to the future sustainability of the profession. A profession in distress is ill-equipped to cope with the challenges of uncertainty and disruption that are now endemic in the contemporary world of work. It is also an issue that pertains to the efficacy of legal practice, as there is evidence linking stress, anxiety and depression with impaired professional judgement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducating for Well-Being in Law
Subtitle of host publicationPositive Professional Identities and Practice
EditorsRachael Field, Caroline Strevens
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter4
Pages42-57
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-47756-8, 1138477567
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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Field, R. M., & Spearing, R. (2020). Well-Being and a Positive Professional Identity in the Legal Profession: A Snapshot of the UK Bar. In R. Field, & C. Strevens (Eds.), Educating for Well-Being in Law: Positive Professional Identities and Practice (pp. 42-57). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
Field, Rachael M ; Spearing, Rachel. / Well-Being and a Positive Professional Identity in the Legal Profession: A Snapshot of the UK Bar. Educating for Well-Being in Law: Positive Professional Identities and Practice. editor / Rachael Field ; Caroline Strevens. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2020. pp. 42-57
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Educating for Well-Being in Law: Positive Professional Identities and Practice. ed. / Rachael Field; Caroline Strevens. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2020. p. 42-57.

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