Darren Sylvester and Rachel Roche suggest some ingredients for firms’ disaster recovery plans

Every firm has had to embrace new ways of doing things during covid-19. There is no question that all firms’ disaster recovery plans have had to be read and implemented – as well as tested.

Those that did not have disaster recovery plans in place have had to respond at pace.

Lawyers working remotely from home – which, until the pandemic, many firms had looked down on as unproductive and unprofessional – has been a major shift arising from the pandemic.

It’s one where fee-earners are still able to access case management systems, time record and produce documents and correspondence in exactly the same way as if they were in the office environment. 

Many argue that this could be the...

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