Labor & Employment

Big UK Firm Bans BlackBerrys for Attorneys on Vacation

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Apparently seeking to help associates maintain a better work/life balance, one of London’s major “magic circle” law firms has banned attorneys from using their BlackBerrys while on vacation.

But the recent edict by Linklaters, which applies both to partners and to associates, hasn’t been received with unqualified agreement, reports the Lawyer.

One partner is quoted saying, “‘Total communication blackouts couldn’t work, as you could be working on a major deal while someone’s on holiday and they need to be contactable.”

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