Professor Richard Collier

Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University

Is wellbeing the legal profession's 'Wicked Problem'?

Recent years have witnessed a growing concern internationally in wellbeing and mental health across the legal community, reflected in a host of initiatives, networks, reports and research studies. This presentation introduces and reviews key developments in legal professional practice and growing concern around law students in legal education and training, and considers whether, with regard to addressing the issue, wellbeing might usefully be characterized as a 'wicked problem' in the legal profession.