Advancements in attitudes still being tested by ongoing Covid-19 crisis

10 October 2021 is World Mental Health Day, which seems particularly timely as we continue to confront Covid-19. The legal industry, both law firms and in-house departments, are increasingly seeking to promote the importance of an emotionally and mentally healthy workplace and at the same time demonstrate their respect for the rights, diversity, and individualContinue reading “Advancements in attitudes still being tested by ongoing Covid-19 crisis”

Conversation with Dr. Frances Cheng, Specialist in Psychiatry, OT&P Healthcare MindworX

As a lawyer, have you ever experienced anxiety or moments of depression? You are not alone. Dr Frances Cheng, Head of Mental Health, Specialist in Psychiatry at OT&P Healthcare MindworX, shares her insights on mental health amongst lawyers in Hong Kong. KF: Katherine Fan (Managing Director, Hughes-Castell) Dr. Cheng: Dr. Frances Cheng (Specialist in Psychiatry,Continue reading “Conversation with Dr. Frances Cheng, Specialist in Psychiatry, OT&P Healthcare MindworX”

The Legal Industry Commits to Improving Mental Health but Still a Long Way to Go

Legal practice is a demanding profession. It requires extremely long working hours, large workloads, and often unrelenting client requirements. The increased accessibility facilitated by new technology development further intensifies workplace stress among lawyers. Stress, emotional, and physical exhaustion, as a result, causes burnout, adversely contribute to anxiety and mental health issues. Awareness around mental healthContinue reading “The Legal Industry Commits to Improving Mental Health but Still a Long Way to Go”