LBC Wise Counsel report on the well-being of in-house lawyers

LBC Wise Counsel report on the well-being of in-house lawyers

Report on well- being in the in-house legal profession.In day to day life we are all swept along by the need to be more efficient, to cut costs and to do more with less. We have all assumed technology (especially email) has helped us to do our jobs better, when in reality it has just made us more available for longer and blurred boundaries between work and home. So in a world where we are always contactable and responsible for multiple deadlines and stresses, should we be concerned about our well-being?

The significant response on social media and debate caused by the “Crisis of well-being” article written by Paul Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer, LBC Wise Counsel  in March 2014, spurred the LBC Wise Counsel to conduct a survey and to meet with in-house lawyers to discuss their concerns. The survey, interviews and focus groups that followed show a shocking picture. If this is representative of the in-house sector as a whole we are sleep walking to a crisis where some people are being significantly damaged and many more are being undermined.

To find out more about the survey findings and the top ten recommendations for in-house lawyers to look after their well-being read the full report here.

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Sophie is Head of Learning & Development at F-LEX Legal - an award winning legal tech startup helping law firms and organisations manage a flexible work force and supporting lawyers to make smarter life/work choices. 

As part of her portfolio career Sophie runs various learning and development and networking forums for in-house lawyers and mentors junior lawyers.  These include Flying Solo for small and solo legal teams and Aspire for junior in-house lawyers which she runs for LexisNexis UK.  She also works with schools and organisations to promote social mobility within the legal profession, working with The Social Mobility Business Partnership and Aspiring Solicitors. 

She trained as a lawyer in the City and worked as an in-house lawyer for 10 years including as Head of Legal for Virgin Radio and Ginger Media Group.  

Outside of work she is happily married with three sons and enjoys morning walks along the beach with her two dogs.