Dignity Matters Project

Dignity Matters Report

In 2021, the Law Society appointed independent external consultant, Crowe, to deliver the Dignity Matters survey to enquire about solicitors and trainees’ experience of work environments in Ireland, specifically as it relates to bullying, harassment, and sexual harassment.

The resulting report, available for you to read in full, is a landmark milestone in the Society’s commitment to improving professional wellbeing, gender equality, diversity and inclusion in the solicitors’ profession.

Dignity at Work Toolkit

dignity at workLaw Society Psychological Services has created a Dignity at Work Toolkit in response to the Law Society Dignity Matters Report findings. This Toolkit offers legal organisations practical information on the prevention, intervention and resolution of dignity at work issues. It details best practice approaches to creating safe, healthy and respectful workplaces. The Toolkit also provides step-by-step guidance for creating dignity at work policies for all sized teams and legal organisations.


Dignity Matters video

The Law Society has created a Dignity Matters Video to raise awareness of Dignity at Work issues in the solicitors' profession. The video was created to generate reflection on the underlying psychology of behaviours such as bullying, harassment, and sexual harassment in the workplace. It also looks at the impact of these behaviours on an individual or team, and shares ideas about how we can build positive work environments.

Full Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FnhopQKTas

Dignity Matters Video One: How can we understand harmful behaviours in the workplace?

Dignity Matters Video Two: What is the impact of harmful behaviours in the workplace?

Dignity Matters Video Three: How can we create workplaces that are free from harmful behaviours?

Useful links and Resources from Ireland



Resources from other jurisdictions/professional bodies




IBA Us Too? – Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession Training


Research that informs our Dignity at Work project


If you have been affected by bullying, harassment, or sexual harassment, you can call LegalMind

  • Freephone 1800 81 41 77 to speak to a psychotherapist or counsellor

  • Text ‘Hi’ to 0353 87 369 0010 (standard rates apply)

  • Register for the LegalMind portal

  • Access information about the LegalMind portal


Contact us

If you would like to find out more about the Dignity Matters Project, please contact ps@lawsociety.ie