The recent case of Claire Matthews, a junior solicitor who was struck off by the SDT after lying about a missing briefcase, has thrown the spotlight on mental wellbeing in the legal profession.

In this webinar, Lockton discuss the wider mental health challenges faced by legal practices with a great panel consisting of Clare Hughes Williams - DAC Beachcroft, Sharon Glynn - Travelers Insurance, Bronwen Still – LawCare and Juliet Oliver – SRA.

The discussion will focus on the issues surrounding lack of integrity and dishonesty and how mental health should be considered when examining the facts. This webinar focusses on:

  • The SRA conduct rules; the impact of the revised Standards and Regulations and the new code of conduct for individuals and firms with a focus on dishonesty and integrity;
  • The SDT's application of the rules and their consideration afforded to mental health;
  • Culture and the working environment within practices, the responsibilities of practices; -What impact that this may have on underwriting and claims;
  • The importance of raising mental health awareness within practices.

Please find the recording for this webinar below.