Are we working hard enough? - saying 'no' to the fetishisation of overwork
Charmian Jackson and Malvika Jaganmohan, family barristers at St Ives Chambers in Birmingham, share their experiences of feeling like...
Challenging mental health stigma in the legal profession
Welcome to Stiff Upper Lip: a family barrister's thoughts on well-being and mental health within a profession that really isn't known for its openness about these issues (to put it mildly). I have had my own serious mental health crises and so this is a subject which matters a great deal to me. I hope, not only to offer solidarity and comfort to other lawyers who may struggle with their mental health, but to contribute to the policy discussion around workplace conditions and to explore why poor mental health is endemic in the profession. This is my small contribution to a very big conversation.