Last October, it was reported that over half of junior lawyers surveyed (by legal AI firm Luminance) were unable to cope with the stress of working during lockdown, in contrast to only 10 per cent of lawyers aged over 55 reporting similar difficulties. 

While this wasn’t solely an issue for junior lawyers – 42 per cent of all respondents expressed concern about the challenges they faced during the lockdown – it is clear that it is more acute for the junior members of the team.

The statistics do not surprise me and the respondent employers in the research recognised that one of their biggest challenges was managing and supervising junior lawyers. 

Let me be clear; I believe there are a nu...

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