Stress, burnout and isolation are prevalent concerns for both chambers members and staff. These initial challenges may serve as precursors for more severe conditions, such as depression and anxiety.
Despite the sector’s efforts over the years to improve accessibility from the bottom up, it’s clear that, sadly, there’s still a lot of work to be done.
May will mark three years since the launch of the whiplash reforms and the Official Injury Claim portal and, for those of us trying to navigate the new world, the transition has been far from smooth.
I found the NAO’s report on the management of legal aid shocking. It’s an indictment of policy making where there was a sole goal – to reduce the budget – with little or no consideration of the consequences.
I joined the Government Legal Department in September 2023 as a graduate solicitor apprentice. I am currently in the Ministry of Justice legal advisers team, working directly in the central legal team.