Young lawyers refuse to work for 'unethical' clients even if they pay more ... trends now

Young lawyers refuse to work for 'unethical' clients even if they pay more ... trends now
Young lawyers refuse to work for 'unethical' clients even if they pay more ... trends now

Young lawyers refuse to work for 'unethical' clients even if they pay more ... trends now

Lawyers say they want to be able to decline work if it clashes with their beliefs

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Young lawyers are refusing to work for clients they see as 'unethical' even if they pay more money, a new survey has found.

Almost two-thirds of junior lawyers believe they should be allowed to refuse work that clashes with their personal beliefs, the research from legal firm Obelisk Support reveals.

Nearly 75 per cent wouldn't join a firm whose values didn't match their own while 86 per cent say they are looking to effect positive change through their legal work.

Issues like sustainability, climate change, diversity and 'purpose' are more important than profit for the next generation of lawyers, they claim.

The report also found that young lawyers believe cultural change in the law is being held back by older partners resentful at the thought of the next generation having it easier than they did.

Almost two-thirds of junior lawyers believe they should be allowed to refuse work that clashes with their personal beliefs, the research from legal firm Obelisk Support reveals (Stock Image)

Almost two-thirds of junior lawyers believe they should be allowed to refuse work that clashes with their personal beliefs, the research from legal firm Obelisk Support reveals (Stock Image)

Just 18 per cent of participants said that their current employer allows them to decline work on ethical grounds and only 58 per cent are working at a firm whose values match their own (Stock Image)

Just 18 per cent of participants said that their current employer allows them to decline work on ethical grounds and only 58 per cent are working at a firm whose values match their own (Stock

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