A survey of 200 legal professionals across Australia and New Zealand revealed a high percentage of employees at small and medium-sized law firms had experienced depression and stress in the workplace.

An overwhelming 85 per cent of respondents said they had experienced anxiety, or knew someone close to them in the workplace who had.

More than 60 per cent of respondents said they had experienced depression, or knew someone close to them in the workplace who had.

The survey of wellness by Meritas Australia and New Zealand provided a first-ever snapshot of the challenges faced by legal practitioners.

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