Commentary

STRESS

Tackling mental health in law firms

Recent news that the head of global law firm Baker McKenzie, Paul Rawlinson, is taking temporary leave due to exhaustion raises the question of whether law firms are doing enough to support the wellbeing of their employees, says Averil Leimon.

PRO BONO

Pro bono: Leading the way

Culture, structure and inclusiveness are key to starting a pro bono programme in a new office, say Jenner & Block lawyers Andrew Vail, Christian Tuddenham and Victoria Fitzpatrick.

PURPOSE

Existential crisis facing the legal profession

Becoming a partner is not the purpose that will motivate many lawyers for much longer, says Andy Milligan of the Caffeine Partnership. Doing something they believe in and in a way that benefits the world and suits them is a more sustainable solution.

COURTS

Modernising the courts: investing in technology

In the face of increasingly sophisticated international competition, are our courts doing enough to stay up to date? John MacKenzie of Shepherd & Wedderburn says there is more work to be done in the County Courts.

LITIGATION FUNDING

Litigation funding enhances Singapore as dispute forum

Has Singapore missed a trick in not permitting third-party funding for all cases heard by the Singapore International Commercial Court, ask Charlie Morris and Lara Hofer of Woodsford Litigation Funding?