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Blakes Becomes First Canadian-Based Law Firm to Sign On to Mindful Business Charter

October 8, 2021

A new initiative, Blakes Mindset, will serve as the Firm’s platform for reducing unnecessary stress and promoting the mental health and well-being of its people. 

Toronto – Blakes is proud to announce that it is the first Canadian-based law firm to sign on to the Mindful Business Charter (MBC), joining leading global businesses and law firms in a collective commitment to reduce unnecessary stress and cultivate effective teamwork. The Firm also introduced Blakes Mindset, an initiative to support these goals over the long term. 

“Innovation comes in many shapes. At Blakes, this focus on smart collaboration reinforces our long-standing commitment to fostering the health and productivity of our teams,” said Bryson Stokes, Firm Managing Partner. “Enhancing the way we work together will benefit our Firm, our people and our clients.” 

The core principles of the MBC and Blakes Mindset are openness and respect, improved communication, respect for working hours and considerate delegation of tasks. 

“The Charter is simple — be more mindful, more aware, of the impact we have on each other and give each other the permission to talk about it, to be brave, and to ask for what we need to enable us to function at our best and to thrive,” said Richard Martin, on behalf of the MBC initiative. “The times through which we are all living continue to challenge the notion of work and of workplace. There could not be a more opportune moment for Blakes to join the movement and we are so pleased to have them on board and contributing to the collective efforts of all the signatories.” 

You can find out more about Blakes Mindset here


About Blakes   

At Blakes, we serve a diverse national and international client base. Our integrated network of offices provides clients with access to the Firm's full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. 

Thanks to our clients, Blakes continues to receive awards and top rankings in 2021. For the seventh time and sixth consecutive year, Blakes was named the leading law firm brand in the Thomson Reuters Canada Law Firm Brand Index (formerly, Acritas Canadian Law Firm Brand Index). We also received the most top-tier rankings by practice area of any Canadian law firm for the fifth consecutive year in Chambers Canada: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business

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