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Linklaters says: take a BlackBerry break" />Linklaters has given its partners and associates yet another three-line whip, this time demanding that they leave their BlackBerrys at work when on holiday.
The magic circle firm’s order is designed to benefit fee-earners, ;especially associates, by improving their work-life balance.
The scheme may be well meant, but it has met with a mixed response within the firm. One partner said: “Total ;communication blackouts couldn’t work, as you could be working on a major deal while someone’s on holiday and they need to be contactable.”
Another partner was more supportive, saying: “It might seem daft, but sometimes it’s the small things that count. I have to admit, though, I do feel a little naked without my BlackBerry. It’s like when you leave the house without your watch on.”