2nd February - Law News

2230th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus Story:  While Australia says ‘yes’, the country with more gay people than most says an implacable ‘no’. But in China, a determined group of young men and women just won’t take no for an answer.

Focus of the Day story: A charity helping lawyers with mental health problems has reported an 11% increase in call volumes in 2017. LawCare dealt with nearly 900 calls in total last year, from 616 callers. Half of the solicitors and barristers who sought help cited depression or workplace stress. Other issues included disciplinary concerns (8%), anxiety (7%), bereavement (7%) financial problems (4%) and bullying and harassment (4%). Issues which made up the remaining 33% included chronic illness, alcohol and drugs, career development problems and relationship issues. The majority of callers to the helpline were women (65%); 45% were trainees or had been qualified five years or fewer. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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