As both a practicing family lawyer and practicing family law supervisor, I can assure you that you need family law supervision. Why? Because we all do.
I qualified as a lawyer in 2001, and later as a mediator and collaborative family lawyer. I am now a Partner, and Joint Managing Partner, at Russell-Cooke. LLP
I was part of the first cohort of solicitors who trained as family law supervisors. Supervision has been part of my practice ever since. I supervise a range of family law solicitor from the recently qualified to those of many years (or decades) experience, and from those who work individually or in larger firms.
Supervision to me is something that is rare to family lawyers – it is actually about you. It provides something that family lawyers often give to others, but rarely receive (at least not in a professional work focused environment). That something may be a sounding board, a listening ear, a challenging perspective: whatever form it takes, it is ultimately a space for you.
Supervision enables me to give support to my family law colleagues in the hope that asking about them, and showing care and interest in their welfare, enables them to both care for themselves, and in turn, be able better care for others including their clients, colleagues and families.