Hogan Lovells’ recipe for stress management

According to the charity Mind, one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year. And in the high-pressure environment of City law, maintaining the right mental balance is harder than ever.

Over to Hogan Lovells, which has been examining policies and procedures around workplace stress.

The firm is now offering all of its staff the facility to refer themselves to a trained in-house counsellor who will be available two days a week. Although Hogan Lovells stresses that the counselling service is not related to the death of IP partner David Latham last year, its deliberations around stress management were certainly accelerated by that event.

Hogan Lovells is not the first firm to prioritise mental health; legacy Herbert Smith was well ahead of the curve back in 2009.

How long will it take for other firms to follow suit?

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