THE AGE OF DISCONTENT – Those who work in law firms and are aged 45 and over are more dissatisfied with their jobs and their work-life balance than their younger counterparts, a new study has found, while just 2% s expect to stay in their current firm longer than the next decade, reports Habiba Cullen-Jafar of Law.com International. The study, commissioned by international law firm Simmons & Simmons, comes as companies battle to retain talent at all levels, with concerns over burnout and wellbeing top management priorities. . Among respondents aged 45 to 54, 66% said they were happy at work, while the same percentage said they were satisfied with their work-life balance. Those numbers rose for millennials, that is, employees aged 25 to 34, with 81% saying they were happy at work. 83% of this age group say they are satisfied with their work-life balance. The Happiness in Law survey, which was released on Wednesday, listed responses from 1,600 lawyers and other law firm employees at firms around the world, with 20% of responses coming from firms whose turnover exceeds £500 million.
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“We were given a tough choice: either withdraw from ongoing performances or withdraw from the business.”
— Paul Clementwho, along with fellow appeal partner Erin Murphy, is leaving Kirkland & Ellis following the firm’s announcement that he will no longer represent clients in Second Amendment matters.