Mother, lawyer and leader: How one lawyer aced flexible working

“We, as employers, are in an incredibly powerful position to make someone’s life easier or more difficult. We need to choose what we want to be known for, what type of people we want in our fold, what kind of support we are prepared to show each other.

“There are too many sad stories from mostly female lawyers who were not treated as well as I have been. Those lawyers either suffer at the hands of the firm, with a negative impact on their health and wellbeing and that of their family, or leave the law and our industry.

“This is to our collective detriment and loss. We need to do better. We will be rewarded when we do better.”

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