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Nearly half of the U.K.’s top lawyers have experienced mental health-related illnesses, such as depression and stress, due to their work, Legal Week’s job satisfaction survey has found.

Forty-four percent said they had suffered such illness, with more than half of female respondents saying they had, the survey of 248 commercial lawyers found. Levels of illness were also more common among lawyers under the age of 30 and those working in large firms with more than 1,000 lawyers.

“Being a lawyer is the most stressful yet boring job in the world,” said one female lawyer at a large international firm. “I’d never recommend it to anyone. Ever.”

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