Exclusive: Clifford Chance clamps down on cab cheat lawyers
19 August 2016
has issued a warning to its lawyers after discovering that a significant number of them are leaving work just after 10pm, when they can catch a free cab home.
CC lawyers can charge up to £60 a day for a taxi when working late. However, in an email to associates leaked to RollOnFriday, management revealed that the firm had recorded a "disproportionately large
" number of taxi journeys "where the taxi appears to have been ordered just before 22:00 for a pick up shortly after the cut off
||CC, 22:01 on Wednesday
The email acknowledged that there was nothing to suggest the bookings contravened the firm's policies, but nonetheless management had decided to remind all staff to "apply judgement in interpreting and applying the policy guidelines
Just in case anyone was left in any doubt, the email also reminded staff that "all journeys
and that management received "monthly reports that are reviewed to
ensure that the policy has been followed
"Apparently catching a taxi home from the office at 10pm constitutes taking the piss these days
" a disgruntled associate told RollOnFriday (at 9.48pm, after watching the Olympics on his phone in the loos for an hour).