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.
‘With many offices still closed and more members working remotely, we’ve lost the ability to have those all-important informal water-cooler conversations that help to connect our profession together and solidify our shared purpose.’