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'Reach out': lawyers highlight pressures of dispute resolution work

12th May 2022

Law Gazette

Senior legal figures have highlighted the toll that dispute resolution work can take on mental health as they tackled the common perception that litigators are ‘incredibly tough’ and ‘hard nosed’.

Chairing a session on mental health at London International Disputes Week, Simmons & Simmons partner Ed Crosse said the reality was that the job was incredibly tough but not reflected in the way lawyers are perceived. Reflecting on his own career, he recalled what he described as ‘symptoms of the stress of the job’ – including sleepless nights and anxiety.

Maryann McMahon, head of litigation (EMEA) at Morgan Stanley, said the main challenge she continued to grapple with is not being a conduit for stress.

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