As life resumes from where we left off in spring 2019, thoughts inevitably turn to the future. Has a lawyer’s working life changed irrevocably and if so, for good or bad?

I’ve noticed on social media there is an overwhelming desire to work from home, but many lawyers are also increasingly highlighting their own mental health issues to praise from colleagues for their courage in coming forward. 

It would be ridiculous to pretend that throughout my career, like most of us, I wasn’t occasionally bedevilled by anxiety and even full-blown panic attacks, some of which at the time were overwhelming. But, when such a challenge presented itself, I battled through, eventually recognising what was happening to me,...

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