At a time when the profession has become super flexible, Nicola Jones explains how firms can capitialise as they continued to adapt

Law firms managed the enforced transition to remote working well on the whole. In total, 81 per cent of lawyers and allied professionals reportedly turned to homeworking, with partners and those in specific areas of practice, such as will-writers, more likely to be office-based.

Although it was a tough and troubling transition for some, reduced overheads, combined with the support of the furlough scheme, have contributed to sustained profitability against the odds.

Clearly, a huge effort has been made to sustain client services despite logistical challenges and difficult personal circumstances. The national mood is one of exhaustion, grief and continued uncertainty about the extent and impact of loosening covid-19 restriction...

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