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