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Are you investing time in your work by taking a holiday?

By Jill King, Consultant and Former Global HR Director, Linklaters  

10 July 2013

The sun is shining, Andy Murray’s won Wimbledon and we’re all in end-of-term mood. At last it seems as though there’s something to look forward to after the long slog of winter and the ongoing pressures of the economy. But, a third of us don’t take our full holiday entitlement each year and, for many lawyers, the summer holiday period creates pressures all of its own.

Firstly, there are client matters to manage, making sure key people on the team are available and sometimes having to disappoint juniors about when they can take time off. Then there’s the worry about being out of town and missing opportunities, or of competitors taking advantage of any discontinuity in service. This results in some lawyers being unable to switch off when they go on holiday. The laptop and the BlackBerry become essential items of luggage and many spouses complain about their other half spending most of their precious time together on the phone, on the compu...

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