Lawyers do dirty work

By Lawyers Weekly|04 March 2012

A new study has revealed that lawyers are particularly dirty and need to clean up their act - literally. As The Telegraph reports, UK office supplier Viking tested swabs sent in by employees…

A new study has revealed that lawyers are particularly dirty and need to clean up their act - literally.

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As The Telegraph reports, UK office supplier Viking tested swabs sent in by employees from hundreds of offices across the UK to discover that lawyers, along with accountants and IT workers, are the most unhygienic of all professions.

And it seems that some of the filthiest lawyers have been going green - and not in a good way. According to the study, desks, phones and two-thirds of computer keyboards were found to be riddled with germs - with some even growing mould underneath. Yikes!

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Viking said the germ-riddled desks of lawyers are the result of too many messy lunches eaten at desks - a trend Viking felt was "staggering" but probably all too familiar to those in the legal profession.

Chartered environmental health practitioner Dr Lisa Ackerley said: "This research has shown that there are some very unhygienic desks right now in the UK, which is very worrying as those who work in open-plan offices tend to start coming down with illnesses this time of year."

While it's well known some lawyers can't be trusted, Folklaw is now going to think twice before shaking a lawyer's hand.

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