- Stress is an underlying cause of many professional negligence claims.
- The impact of stress on efficiency, productivity and conduct of solicitors has implications for risk management.
- A feeling of ‘not being in control’ is a major source of stress for solicitors and practice staff.
We all know that a person who is well both physically and mentally is more productive and aware than if they are not well.
For the majority of solicitors, stress is part of everyday practice – whether that arises in the conduct of a matter, client demands, deadlines, or the general running of a business. Unfortunately, many of the solicitors Lawcover encounters fail to recognise the close relationship between stress and the increased risk of a professional negligence claim.