It’s week two of lockdown and Irwin Mitchell’s London managing partner Alison Eddy is still acclimatising. “I found it really hard that first week”, she confides.

As most people did, by mid-March Eddy could see the lockdown coming. Staff at the London office had been preparing by scanning vast amounts of documents before the office was inevitably shutdown and people sent home to work.

Despite the preparedness though, Eddy felt unsettled in her first week working from home. “I would come downstairs and start working at half past eight, and I’d still be sitting here 12 hours later and think, ‘what am I doing!? I haven’t even had a cup of tea, what am I doing?’”


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