Video: Herbert Smith Freehills lawyers take ‘laughter yoga’ class

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By Thomas Connelly on


Footage has emerged of lawyers at international giant Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) taking part in a spot of ‘laughter yoga’.

The short clip — which has appeared this morning on YouTube (embedded above) and been picked up in the legal blogosphere — shows lawyers at HSF’s Dubai office embracing the somewhat unusual class and having a good old chuckle session.

Laughter yoga — which apparently helps improve “mindfulness and mental well-being” — was part of the firm’s Diwali (the Hindu festival of light) celebrations.

A spokesperson for HSF told Legal Cheek:

We are delighted to see that partners and staff enjoyed our Diwali party in Dubai. The day involved sampling delicious Indian cuisine, an informative session on the traditions and history of Diwali and an introduction to the practice of laughter yoga, which improves mindfulness and mental well-being. As a firm we celebrate diversity, including all religions and faiths, and this event was organised by our Diversity & Inclusion network