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But the reason for Sants’ temporary leave points to deeper issues - should big institutions be focusing more on staff wellbeing?
Lawyers have plenty to say on the subject. “People need more than just support. They need to be able to understand how it [stress] happens,” commented one reader last month, after Hogan Lovells announced it was going to review stress management in wake of a partner’s suicide. “Instead of laying on flowery training sessions on how to become resilient to stress, this firm needs to make a sharp culture change,” commented another reader.
Sants is due to return to Barclays in January 2014, when new group general counsel Bob Hoyt will have stepped into the role. With Hoyt starting his handover period this week, here’s hoping he’ll take good care of in-house legal.