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Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Legal Profession

Emma Jones, Neil Graffin, Rajvinder Samra, and Mathijs Lucassen


Legal professionals are thought to have higher levels of mental health issues and lower levels of wellbeing than the general population. Drawing on qualitative data from new research with legal practitioners, this in-depth study of mental health and wellbeing in the UK and Republic of Ireland’s legal sector is a timely contribution to the urgent international debate on these issues. The authors present a comprehensive discussion of the cultural, structural and other causes of legal professionals’ compromised wellbeing. They explore the everyday demands and difficulties of the legal working env ... More

Keywords: Wellbeing, Mental Health, Stress, Legal profession, Legal practice, Legal culture, Legal education, Lawyers, Justice system, Law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529210743
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529210743.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emma Jones, author
University of Sheffield

Neil Graffin, author
The Open University

Rajvinder Samra, author
The Open University