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Mental health and disability, Personal development , Careers | Podcast

Law Society Education Podcast: May 2021

40 minFoundation

In this month’s podcast Eman Hassan talks with two members of the Law Society’s Mental Health and Disability Committee, Sheree Green and Jennifer Nwachukwu, about the evolution of mental health law in the UK. In chapter two, Tracey Alexander speaks with “back to law” ambassador Ngozi Adi about returning to the profession following a career break.

  • Chapter 1 – The evolution of mental health law in the UK (00:52-28:28)
    *Please note that this conversation reflects the personal opinions of the speakers and does not represent an official policy from the Law Society*
  • Chapter 2 – Returning to law after a career break (28:37-37:05)

Listen to “May 2021: mental health law and returning after a career break” on Spreaker.

Transcript available here.

Who this is for

Lawyers with disabilities, Solicitors.

Learning outcomes

SRA competence: A1  +4 more for SRA competence: A1, A2, A4, C1, D1

  • Understand the limitations of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Insight into the recent developments around the release of the Government’s white paper
  • Tips on how to overcome hurdles when returning to work after a break
  • Informing returners about the importance of networking and using support available from the Law Society
What this will cover

Chapter 1 – The evolution of mental health law in the UK
Eman Hassan talks with two panellists from the Law Society’s Mental Health and Disability Committee: Sheree Green and Jennifer Nwachukwu. Sheree and Jennifer talk about the evolution of mental health law in the UK, including concerns about the limitations of the Mental Health Act 1983 and the recent developments around the release of the Government’s white paper.

Chapter 2 – Returning to law after a career break
Tracey Alexander, the Learning and Career Development Coordinator at the Law Society speaks with Ngozi Adi, a “back to law” ambassador. Ngozi talks about her experience of trying to return to the profession following a career break.