UK firm ruins royal wedding celebrations

UK firm ruins royal wedding celebrations

03 March 2012 By Lawyers Weekly

A UK law firm has done the unthinkable. As RollonFriday reports, Addleshaw Goddard has shockingly banned its staff - including its entire finance team - from taking some much-needed time off…

A UK law firm has done the unthinkable.

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As RollonFriday reports, Addleshaw Goddard has shockingly banned its staff - including its entire finance team - from taking some much-needed time off over Easter to mark one of the most significant events of the year - the upcoming nuptials of William and Kate.

Now, for those members of the legal profession who are, god forbid, unaware of the details of the biggest wedding of the decade, William and Kate tie the knot on 29 April over the Easter period.

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Thanks to Will and Kate's good timing, the nation has four public holidays during which to celebrate, so by taking just three days' annual leave everyone gets a nice break of 11 days.

But unfortunately for those at Addleshaws, work is apparently more important than celebrating a royal wedding.

According to RollonFriday, a spokesperson for the firm said, "There have been requests for time off in between the two bank holidays. We've looked at those on a case-by-case basis and approved some. Holiday hasn't been authorised over that period in business critical functions such as finance, given the close proximity to year..."

That's too bad for the finance team. Folklaw can just imagine Addleshaw's finance lawyers working overtime with the royal wedding playing on an office TV in the background.

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