A new normal: The challenge of supervising lawyers in the post-COVID workplace

The legal workplace looks a lot different since 2020. In the span of just weeks last year, law firms – along with many other professional organisations – made the kinds of workplace transformations that would have otherwise taken decades.

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In this article, Sharon Glynn, Senior Development Underwriter at Travelers considers the risks of failing to ensure the continuity of culture during this period of sustained home working. The swift development of the Covid-19 pandemic has plunged us all into a life of home working. Law firms, not typically known for agility, have suddenly found […]

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As COVID-19 continues to pose economic, medical and mental health challenges throughout the UK and beyond, community support is critical. Law firms are in a position to provide help across a broad spectrum of challenges – and many firms throughout the UK have been offering pro bono legal advice, financial donations and gifts in kind to meet community needs during the lockdown.

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