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what hours do (other) in house lawyers work?

6 February 2014

It’s a question that gets asked frequently at our regular in house lawyer forums.

The consensus typically is that in house work now demands relatively long hours – with relatively little recognition from within the business of the work that’s involved. But is this true, or is this just the perception of the hard working lawyers that attend the forum?

A recent independent survey of more than 2000 in house lawyers by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority suggests a typical in house lawyers’ workload might mean 44 hours a week on average in the private sector, compared to 40 in the public or other sectors – with wages also higher in the private sector.

For busy in house counsel, updates on the law need to be delivered in a format that’s quick, practical and accessible - something we’ve been doing with our regular in house lawyer updates (six areas of law delivered in one afternoon) - the next of which are in March. Sign up to our in house lawyer forums - please email me for details.

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