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The SRA is increasingly aware of the issues that face lawyers when representing someone who may be vulnerable due to a mental health problem, and it is are currently working on guidance to help lawyers meet their regulatory duties.

In the first of our event series with Mind & AltraLaw, Legal News Wales explored how lawyers can help clients with litigation stress & how to manage it.

Litigation stress is very often amplified for individuals in the court of protection, for clients with mental health challenges but also for clients that face new and significant wellbeing issues as a result of their legal matter.

The pandemic has only exacerbated litigation stress for many so we also asked our speakers to cover ways to support clients in person and when working with them remotely.

You can now watch the full event below, and access the speaker resources.


Rheian Davies, Head of Legal, Mind

Rheian is a proud valleys girl and spent 15 years working as a psychiatric nurse before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2006.  In private practice Rheian has conducted ground-breaking mental health cases, winning Legal Aid Lawyer of the year for her work in Mental Health Law. Rheian currently heads up the legal team at Mind, the UK’s largest Mental Health Charity.

Nathan Vidini, Founder and Head of Employment Law at AltraLaw – the UK’s first not-for-profit law firm and a Legal News Wales community partner.

Event 2: book now

‘How to help you’ – our second event in this wellbeing series – will be hosted on the 17 March 2022 from 10-11am.

Join us, Mind, LawCare & AltraLaw for this free, online event where we aim to help you manage clients’ expectations and vicarious trauma, while being confident enough to draw a line. BOOK HERE.

Watch now

This event was hosted in February 2022 and it was hosted online (via Zoom).

Support from Mind

Mind the UK’s largest mental health charity.  It operates across the nations England and Wales in terms of policy, influencing and campaigns.  Local branches of Mind provide frontline advice and care.

Contact the Legal Team at Mind


Mind’s Case criteria

Please note, MIND’s case criteria is currently under review. Click here to view.

Mind helplines: legal line & information line

To view and access the helplines, click here.

Presenter slides

To access Rheian’s slides from our event, click here.

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