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Burnt out lawyer? Take back control over your working life

Working as a lawyer can be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. It can also, of course, involve long and unpredictable hours, heavy workloads and tight deadlines, all of which can be very stressful.

As a result of the pressures that lawyers face, many suffer from a range of symptoms starting with early-stage burnout right through to more severe mental health issues.

A survey carried out by the insurance firm Protectivity found that the legal profession is the second most stressed profession in Britain, with 63% of those lawyers questioned, reporting they suffer from stress on a daily basis.

One of the main causes of stress, particularly amongst those working in private practice, is the pressure to produce high billable hours and always to say ‘yes’.

Many City law firms set such high billing targets and pursue growth so aggressively that lawyers can sometimes feel overwhelmed and overworked. When combined with a lack of support, the pressure and relentlessness can lead to lawyers’ mental health suffering.

At Clearlake, we are committed to empowering our lawyers to build their own practices entirely in keeping with their own lives and objectives.

We go the extra mile to support legal consultants, private practice lawyers and sole practitioners to build and develop a practice that truly suits their own lives and ambitions.

By providing dedicated and intensive business development support tailored to our lawyers’ specific practices, we take off the pressure of finding new clients whilst servicing existing ones.

By taking care of all the administrative and managerial aspects of our firm, we free up our partners’ time to focus on their clients and to develop their expertise and thought leadership.

By providing invoice finance we can relieve the headaches faced by sole practitioners of late paying clients.

And by providing in-house legal technology development, we remove the need for our lawyers to try to keep up with the cutting edge of technology on their own.

Our lawyers join our firm as full equity partners, becoming a member of our community of like-minded people that we respect and admire.

At the same time, our partners enjoy total independence and complete control over their working lives, we never impose any billing targets and we never expect our lawyers to take any work offered to them.

We work when we want, where we want and with whom we want and we are all support each other to do so.

At Clearlake, we dedicate every single day to making legal practice as enjoyable and rewarding as possible for our lawyers.

We encourage you to learn more about the path to joining us.

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