Lawyers in lockdown

How are firm leaders navigating the covid-19 storm? Nicola Laver reports

03 Jun 2020

Pity the law firm leaders of Spring 2020, blindsided by the pandemic-induced lockdown. They may as well have been told to launch their prized yacht off a cliff edge into a stormy sea, with enough precision to land it upright onto choppy waters, keep it afloat during a week-long storm while preserving the lives of its occupants. 

“It has been a real voyage of discovery”, says Clive Thomas, managing partner at Watkins & Gunn in South Wales. “I feel as though we have advanced three years in three weeks”, he explains. 

“The key has been to have a can-do attitude to come up with workarounds to deal with potential barriers to home working and all of the other challenges presented by the l...

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