Lawyer 2B Stress Survey: turning work down

Overall, the proportion of respondents in Lawyer 2B’s Stress in Law survey who would never feel comfortable turning work down hovers at around 35 per cent. 

Unsurprisingly, first-year trainees feel least comfortable about turning work down, although their confidence appears to jump hugely after their second year.

Stress survey: do you feel comfortable turning work down? (by seniority)

Lawyers at regional or high-street firms appear most reluctant to turn work down. Some 39 per cent of high-street lawyers would never feel comfortable turning down work, compared to 21 per cent of magic circle lawyers.

Stress survey: do you feel comfortable turning work down? (by firm type)

 Stress in Law survey: full results