A poll undertaken by family law group Resolution has shown that of the 425 practitioners who responded, two-thirds reported feeling less connected with colleagues and peers and feeling isolated. 

Resolution has 6,500 members meaning they potentially have over 4,300 members who are missing 'water-cooler conversations.' 

Of those who responded, nearly have also commented that they felt their professional development had suffered as a result of lockdown. 

With the tightening of restrictions, it is now more important than ever to pick up the phone and speak to a colleague simply to ask, 'are you ok?' and lending an ear to listen.