The Legal Profession's Wellbeing Taskforce at The University of Law

02 May 2018

The Legal Profession’s Wellbeing Taskforce will hold a special roundtable discussion ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) at The University of Law.

The event on Thursday 10 May will focus on “Emotional Competency in the Legal Profession: an educational perspective.”  A  panel of academic experts and representatives from professional and regulatory bodies will discuss emotional competency, why  lawyers need it, where are we now in the UK and what can be done to ensure we all better support lawyers.

Roundtable participants

  1. Rachel Spearing, Bar Council
  2. Kayleigh Leonie, Council member, Executive Committee Junior Lawyers Division, Law Society
  3. CILEx, Regulation, Helen Whiteman CEO
  4. SRA Julie Brannan, Director of Education and Training
  5. BSB Dr Vanessa Davies, Director General
  6. LSB Neil Buckley CEO invited
  7. Emma Jones, Lecturer in law The Open University Law School, Academic Fellow of the Inner Temple 
  8. Caroline Strevens University of Pourtsmouth, Head of School, Reader in Legal Education
  9. CILEx Law School, Noel Inge Managing Director
  10. Professor Rachael Field, Bond University, Melbourne
  11. Andrew Chadwick, Dean of Law School, BPP


Facilitator James Pereira QC, co author of regular column in The Lawyer, ‘Loving legal life’

The Legal Professions Wellbeing Taskforce is a cross-profession taskforce set up to promote and support good mental health and wellbeing across the legal community.

Members of the taskforce include: the Law Society, LawCare, the Bar Council, the SRA, CILEx, CILEx Regulation, CILex Law School, the Law Society's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, the Institute of Paralegals, the University of Law, BPP, Newcastle University,  the Junior Lawyers Division, the Judicial Office, and the Bar Standards Board.

The event takes place on Thursday 10 May 6-8pm at The University of Law’s Bloomsbury campus and is invite only. For more information email Anna Buttimore abuttimore@lawcare.org.uk

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