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Stress is rarely addressed until problematic

David Cliff explains that speaking up and changing the way we think is key to coping with workplace pressures

21 July 2015

With the proliferation of talking therapies for anxiety and depression, it is strange that many people fail to take time out for self-review and personal therapy. Many, however, seek independent professional help for their personal development, or that of their business, wherein the pressures of their work becomes very apparent.

This is true of solicitors. Most solicitors' firms are quite small, and in common with all small businesses, the inherent stresses of employing staff, maintaining cash flows, satisfying clients' needs, and presenting cutting-edge legal services can be a fierce mix. Larger firms also have the accompanying stresses of complex operations with many players in competitive forces nationally, transnationally, and yes, internally.

Stress in many firms is rarely addressed until problematic.
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