How many hours a week do you need to work to make it as a lawyer?

Alison Best




One in eight employees works more than 48 hours a week, analysis by the TUC, seen by the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme, suggests. But some companies are experimenting to see if it is possible to achieve a better work-life balance. "Some of the superheroes of our time, they are the guys who say, 'I work 90 hours, 100 hours, 120 hours,'" says design company director Marei Wollersberger. "People read those figures and they say, 'That's what's going to make me successful, I'm going to do the same,'... but that's not true." Staff at her company, Normally Design, in London, work a four-day week but are paid as if they were doing the traditional five days. The days remain eight-hours long.

Just one of the key questions which impact on inclusion and workplace wellbeing.  

On 30 January 2018, panellists from Eversheds Sutherland, EY and the Mentoring Foundation are joining our Victoria Lewis and Richard Martin to talk about how law firms can make progress on improving inclusion and wellbeing.  

The evening provides an opportunity to talk with other partners who want their firms to be better than this, and to explore approaches with other Human Resources, Learning & Development, Diversity & Inclusion, and Wellbeing professionals.  

The statistics are saying firms need to focus on this.  There are still some places available… Law firm event complimentary place