The HR feature in the 8 December edition of The Lawyer brought lots of fascinating details into the public arena for the first time. Diversity programmes, 360? reviews, recruitment in far-flung places… it’s all there. Tulkinghorn’s favourite snippet, though, featured Simmons & Simmons. The firm takes its commitment to HR seriously and has long offered flexible working hours. The most common reason for its lawyers requesting time off is “family”. The second most popular is… to exercise their horses.