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'Duty of care beyond legal advice': family lawyers produce mental health resource to support clients

19th March 2024

Law Gazette

Family lawyers have teamed up with psychologists and psychiatrists to produce a ‘groundbreaking’ resource to support clients going through divorce and struggling with their mental health.

Ben Parry-Smith, a partner at Payne Hicks Beach, which spearheaded the initiative, said family lawyers had a duty of care to support clients accessing the right kind of help, beyond legal advice.

‘I am delighted so many of us collaborated on this initiative and hope that it will be a valuable resource for anyone practicing family law in the UK. I hope it shines a spotlight and starts a wider conversation about how best to help vulnerable clients and indeed, one another,' Parry-Smith said.

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