Diversity, Wellbeing & Inclusion Mental Health at MacRoberts

Mental health is integral to an individual’s health and wellbeing and can have a huge impact on their working life.

As a sector associated with long hours, stress and no regular work pattern, the legal profession has not been highly regarded in prioritising mental health, with the Law Society of Scotland highlighting that one in five solicitors will face a mental health condition at some point in their career. There remains an attitude that these conditions are something which is to be expected, and therefore tolerated, in a legal environment, however not seeking or being provided with the right support can impact on an individual’s long term as well as short term health.

The mental health of each member of our staff is therefore of paramount importance to us and we endeavour to ensure that our staff are happy, healthy and productive.

Some ways in which we do this include:

  • Mental health awareness training
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Online fitness classes open to all Partners and staff
  • Summer away day for all staff
  • Pro bono opportunities and CSR days available to all staff
  • Career break opportunities
  • Counselling service available

For more information about mental health at MacRoberts, please contact People & Development team.

Our Awards & Accreditations

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2012.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts became a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme in 2018.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.