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There was an interesting posting by an Allen & Overy partner on legalweek.com’s Career Clinic section the other day. The partner was responding to a question from an assistant who was wondering what to do about the fact that she had been asked to cancel her holiday five times in a row. The partner accompanied his advice with the following remark: “If the magic circle firm you are at is my firm… this [advice] applies just as much if not more. This sort of practice is completely against everything we stand for, so please help us put a stop to it.”

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