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Work/life or work/work? Corporate legal practice in the twenty-first century

Thornton, Margaret


This article problematises the rhetorical phrase of the moment—work/life balance (WLB)—with particular regard to large corporate law firms, many of which have recently become global conglomerates as a result of amalgamation. The principals and partners of these firms, like their corporate clients, are more concerned with cutting costs and maximising profits than whether the lawyers they employ are able to attain a ‘good life’. While flexible work has been sought by women lawyers for some time...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of the Legal Profession
DOI: 10.1080/09695958.2015.1093939


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