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Debevoise follows MoFo with London office vaccine mandate

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New policy applies to staff and visitors ๐Ÿ’‰

US firm Debevoise & Plimpton will soon require all lawyers, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 for entry to its London office.

From 11 October, they will have to provide proof that they have been jabbed. They will also continue to wear face masks in public spaces and to socially distance.

“We will require everyone who wishes to come into the office, including visitors, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated,” read a memo sent internally yesterday afternoon by London co-managing partners Richard Ward and Lord Goldsmith QC. “We continue to strongly encourage all those who are able to be vaccinated to make the necessary arrangements.”

The memo, seen by Legal Cheek, adds that they will continue to evaluate the policy ahead of the firm’s compulsory office return date which is currently expected to be โ€œno earlier than at some point in Novemberโ€.

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The move comes a month after fellow US firm Morrison & Foerster became the first law firm to mandate Covid vaccinations in London.

However, several law firms in the States, including Debevoise and MoFo, already have vax plans in place, requiring staff to be vaccinated before returning to work in-person. Davis Polk & Wardwell and Ropes & Gray went a step further and are deactivating the office ID cards of unvaccinated employees, reports claim.

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10 Comments

A Reasonable Person

More than happy not to come over then.

(26)(56)

Quadruple Jabbed

Good.

(9)(5)

Anonymous

Pandemic is still not over. People are still getting sick with the vaccine.

Praying for everyone’s safety and well-being ๐Ÿ™

(29)(7)

Reto

People die from the flu every year.

Get over it, COVID is here to stay and it’ll kill people. Can’t stay cooped up in a misery hole the rest of your life.

(61)(29)

Reasoned Observer

People, even if they have strong antibodies, will get ill from Covid – forever – the vaccine only really minimises the number of people getting it severely/going to hospital/dying – doesn’t really stop you spreading it – therefore vaccine passports, mandatory vaccinations to enter workspaces etc – just idiotic and a waste of time and money

And for the record, I strongly encourage everyone to get the vaccine (I have had both doses), but just don’t think this mandatory bs to do anything is especially helpful

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Anon

Sweatiest firm on planet Earth.

(26)(1)

Survivor

Nah, that’s surely either Simpson Thacher, Kirkland or Akin Pump bruh

(8)(0)

WhyWon'tYouLetMeIn

Oh the irony when their hopeless President will not let us visit their country when double jabbed.

(7)(15)

BecauseYouAreADullDrone

I had a lovely time there this summer. It is only the trek-into-the-office wage slaves who have to count holiday days that cannot get in.

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Anonymous

Can we please have an article on nepotism in the legal profession?

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