Archie Millar considers how law firms and other businesses coped during the pandemic and the lessons that can be learnt

As we – apparently and hopefully – come out of covid-19, it would seem wise to analyse what happened over the time of the pandemic to see if there are lessons to be learned from how businesses coped or failed to cope.

I would suggest those who fail to learn the lessons of covid-19 will inevitably revert to their previous work patterns and will suffer greatly in so doing.

The need to adapt

When the first lockdown came along, we chose to close our office. We could have stayed open, but closed to demonstrate social responsibility. We implemented our disaster recovery plan which involved the staff going home and working from there.

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Archie Millar
Managing Partner
MacRae Stephen & Co

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