Linklaters asks staff and partners to disclose personal relationships to avoid conflicts of interest

Firm also brings in 'whistleblowing hotline to enable staff to anonymously report harassment, discrimination or bullying

Linklaters has asked its staff and partners to disclose personal relationships that could lead to conflicts of interest at work, as part of a number of initiatives introduced in response to the #MeToo movement.

The firm has said that it expects staff to discuss personal relationships with “office, group or practice heads or HR contacts”, to help manage “actual or perceived conflicts”.

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