One in four professionals thinking of leaving family law

One in four professionals thinking of leaving family law

Shocking statistics show a quarter of family justice professionals are on the verge of quitting the profession as the toll of lockdown on mental health becomes clear.

The statistics come after family practitioners helped to successfully cut backlogs in the family court by sitting more days than ever before during the pandemic. It also found that as many as 57 per cent of practitioners work more than eight extra hours during the week – an additional working day each week. Almost all (88 per cent) needed to work during annual leave and 64 per cent of practitioners said they usually or always feel fatigued during the working day.

Resolution is a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way.

You can read the full article on the Resolution website, dated the 3rd May.