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DESIGNATED – U.K.-based Linklaters has launched a sober supervisor scheme in which partners and senior staff designate a person at the firm to remain sober to oversee work gatherings, as the legal industry comes under scrutiny for its boozy culture. Hannah Robert reports that the policy coincides with The Law Society of England and Wales’ recently issued guidance on how to regulate the profession’s alcohol intake. The drinking culture within the U.K.’s legal profession has made headlines from recent sexual misconduct hearings, including that of Freshfields partner Ryan Beckwith and Baker McKenzie’s former London managing partner Gary Senior.
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