Oktra design director and workplace consultant Nic Pryke talks to The Lawyer ahead of this year’s Business Leadership Summit in association with Propero Partners, which focuses on the law firm of 2025.

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Nic Pryke

Will every lawyer be agile working/working remotely by 2025?

It’s a big old question. I doubt all lawyers will be but it’s definitely where trends are heading. I very much doubt, that in 2025, any legal practice putting out a brief for a new office will be asking for a fully cellularised work environment.

Will flexibility around real estate lead to a more diverse workforce and better client experience?

In the end any legal firm that can be flexible and efficient has got to be providing a better service for its clients. It’s about staying lean and competitive.

What technology do you anticipate will revolutionise the industry by 2025?

Any software that enables lawyers to work on documents digitally. It’s about a user friendly interface between the computer and the lawyers such as touch screen monitors that allow easy annotation and reading without printing and robust voice recognition software.

Tell us two truths and one lie about yourself (in any order).

  • I got divorced and ended up going out with one of the lawyers from the legal firm that did my divorce work.
  • I play Real Tennis, the original tennis game originating from the 12th Century.
  • I’m one of 4 children, three of which are lawyers.

With agile working becoming the norm, which spot in the world would you most like to work from?

Lake Como.

Oktra are silver sponsors at this year’s Business Leadership Summit, and Nic will be leading a panel discussion exploring how to get your property portfolio strategy right. For more information on the summit, a copy of the agenda, or to enquire about tickets to attend, please contact Kenan Balli on +44(0) 20 7970 4017 or kenan.balli@centaurmedia.com