Law Practice Management
Lawyers at UK Firm Reduce Work Hours to Save Jobs
Posted Feb 10, 2009 12:14 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Several lawyers and legal staffers at Mills & Reeve have agreed to work fewer hours or take sabbaticals to avoid layoffs at the British law firm.
About 25 jobs were saved as a result of the agreements, the Lawyer reports. The story tells of a group of six staffers who volunteered to work four-day weeks in the firm’s corporate and private client group. It also describes individual agreements to reduce hours by 14 lawyers and 20 support staffers.
In addition, three lawyers and two support staffers agreed to take sabbaticals ranging from six to 12 months, the story says.