A legal charity is re-positioning its place in the industry to reach out to conveyancing practitioners who are suffering silently within the workplace.
SBA The Solicitors’ Charity has been working since 1858 to help ensure that no solicitor is unsupported during a time of need, providing help for current and former solicitors as well as their families.
Of those who benefit from the SBA’s contribution to the sector, conveyancing practitioners of all ages have always been well represented. The charity notes that during the last 2 years, conveyancers have made up a tenth of all who received support.
Reasons for seeking charitable support from SBA are various, with the causes often stemming from issues on both a professional and personal level. These include excessive pressure, isolation and overload, as well as badly eroded self-esteem.
Last year, SBA awarded a total of £1,443,211 in grants and loans to support 313 lawyers and family members in similar circumstances. The Charity also mobilised its network of c.80 volunteers across England & Wales to provide confidential peer support to applicants & beneficiaries and to facilitate the application process.
For further information about SBA, how it can help colleagues in need and how you can support the charity – by volunteering your time, making a donation or transferring a residual client balance – please visit www.sba.org.uk, call 020 8675 6440 or email [email protected] in strict confidence.