Having reported profit drops, staff at international UK-based law firm Simmons & Simmons were asked in early June to cut their pay by 20% and transition to a 4-day week for up to six months. This follows other measures taken by the firm to withstand the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
BPP University Law School has announced the trial of a number of mental health focused initiatives. Mindfulness and meditation classes will be rolled out for students preparing to enter the legal profession. These measures are in response to the ever- growing number of law students and lawyers suffering from mental health related illness.