Lawyer Work Life Balance - 3 Key Steps

Invaluable guidance on how to achieve Lawyer work-life-balance

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Course Overview

There are three parts to attaining a lawyer work-life balance: first, understand the fundamental legislation affecting all of us at work; second, what employers can do to help their staff; and thirdly, what each of us can do to achieve better outcomes for ourselves.


While the first two steps are important, we must take responsibility for our own work-life balance – or perhaps that should be’ life-work balance’ – as which for you is ultimately most important?


The UK Health and Safety Executive published figures that on average, each person suffering stress, depression or anxiety took around 25.8 days off at year 2017/18); (http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/dayslost.htm


This could cost the country over 10 million working days lost per year; so, it is in everyone’s best interests to promote the messages about a lawyer work life balance within your firm.


Now, while note a complete reversal of stress, depression or anxiety, this course will outline the key legislation affecting you at work and give both employers and employees ideas and practical steps to move the culture to one of openness and support so that you can attain a better lawyer life – work balance.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 3 hours of recorded webinars and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 3 CPD points.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you can:
  • Recognise the key aspects of the legislation governing your obligations as an employer including the Equality Act, Working Time Regulations 1998, Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act 1974 and Working Families Act 2006
  • Explore the options as an employer to help staff attain a better work / life balance – e.g. flexible working – and help them maintain good work performance
  • Step back from your daily schedule and reappraise your approach to work and life and consider strategies to help you and your colleagues attain a better life / work balalnce

What is the target audience?

  • This course will be of interest to all employers, particularly HR professionals responsible for policy matters as well as all those wanting a better life / work balance.

About Instructor - Mac Mackay

BSc(Hons) DipM MCIM PCertM CMgr MCMI MBA

Mac has a wealth of practical management experience running his own successful consultancy practice, and has been a popular lead speaker on the Datalaw SRA Management Course Stage One and Two.

He is author of Motivation, Ability & Confidence Building in People and Recruiting, Retaining & Releasing People both published by Butterworth Heinemann (2007). Mac is also a Chartered Manager and a qualified sports coach.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Part 1
    00:49:20
  • Part 2
    00:38:14
  • Part 3
    00:47:44
  • Part 4
    00:42:07
  • Part 5
    00:47:34

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    56 Page
  • Slides
    97 Page

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