With holidays approaching law firms are switching on to switch off

Print This Post

3 July 2013


With peak holiday time just around the corner, telephone answering specialist Moneypenny is experiencing its usual increase in requests for seasonal support from law firms up and down the country as they look forward to their summer break.

With UK government statistics suggesting around 75% of British people take their holidays in July and August and 7 in 10 of us taking some kind of holiday each year*, all businesses face a challenging time often leaving skeleton staff back in the office handling phone calls and managing the workload. For sole traders that challenge can be significantly magnified.

Recent research* also claims many UK workers find it difficult to switch off on holiday with millions apparently working on their laptops by the pool or on the beach, ringing colleagues and worrying about what’s happening back in the office, however figures from Moneypenny show that more businesses than ever are switching on to temporary holiday cover as they look for a workable business solution.

Bernadette Bennett, Corporate Account Manager at Moneypenny says: “Holidays are always a challenge and typically we are asked to provide temporary cover for those law firms who need additional assistance during July and August to ensure their business calls are being taken care of when staff are away. The beauty of working in partnership in this way is the flexibility it brings, removing a HR headache while offering a cost-effective seamless service to clients whenever they call.

“Our clients all have different ways of working. For those who really need to stay in touch, the Moneypenny app enables clients to update their Moneypenny Receptionist on the move at the touch of a button with access to call logs at all times so there’s a solution there for everybody to take some time out for a much-needed rest.”

For more information on temporary cover or to arrange a free trial call:

Tel: 0333 202 1005

Email: hello@moneypenny.co.uk

Visit: moneypenny.co.uk/legal

 



Associate News is provided by Legal Futures Associates.
Find out about becoming an Associate



Legal Futures Blog

Why your firm should support working mothers to the hilt

Georgina Hamblin

If you are going to balance the demands of work and childcare, and stay sane, you need to adapt, and with any luck your firm will adapt with you. In doing so you will both win, and your respective productivity will soar. When I had my son, I realised just how lucky I was. Not only did I have the incredible support of my, and my husband’s, family through this life-changing time, but I had a firm that offered me complete flexibility and control over my return to business life.

April 19th, 2018