On borrowed time – why long hours are damaging lawyers' health
As a Legal Week survey reveals 95% of senior lawyers are working weekends, experts discuss the dangers of the long-hours culture
Busy lawyers. Ask them over for dinner on a Saturday night and expect an urgent call to interrupt their conversation. Stand next to them on a Sunday morning touchline and watch their iPhones competing for attention with their progeny. Go on holiday with them and experience their regular client updates. These are more than vignettes. This is the round-the-clock working culture in operation, with no boundary set between work and home as technology and globalisation make modern lawyers continuously accessible.
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