Lockdown has forced a vast amount of law firms to adopt remote working (prematurely in many cases) and a significant amount of firms that we have spoken to plan to continue allowing their lawyers the flexibility to work remotely long-term. However, how does this way of working impact the fundamental structure of the law firm, its culture, its clients and its people?
To discuss what seems like the beginning of the end of the traditional office space, we have assembled a panel of experts to debate whether the location of the lawyer is truly important to the delivery of high-quality service, specifically three key considerations:
- People. Staff supervision & mental health
- Risks. Insurance & risk management
- Culture. Internal communications and teamworking
You’ll hear a balanced view from both the alternative and traditional sides, a mental health specialist as well as an insurance and risk expert. If your law firm is considering or planning to continue remote working, this discussion will provide you with food for thought on whether it is the right decision for your firm and your people.
- Ed Pickard, Head of UK Professions, Miller Insurance
- Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO, LawCare
- Iain Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, Hill Dickinson
Sarah Goulbourne, Co-Founder & Partner, gunnercooke
- Matt Byrne, Deputy Editor, The Lawyer