Coronavirus, remote working and the virtual law firm

Coronavirus, remote working and the virtual law firm

 

Remote working is easier for some firms and companies than it is for others. Either way, as many companies begin to accelerate getting their 'ducks in a row' in so far as flexible working policies are concerned, we have rounded up some of our key content relating to the "flexi-lawyer" and managing change.

Please see our dedicated Covid-19 blog for more of the latest content. 

 

WFH: Thriving in the new norm

WFH: Thriving in the new norm

Gemma Hamshar, Senior Engagement Manager at LexisNexis spoke with, Neil Smith, a LexisNexis alumni and Legal Operations specialist, about his experience of working from home both before and during the virus outbreak.

They discuss commonplace attitudes towards home-working, its benefits and pitfalls, tips for thriving in what is for many a completely new working environment and whether this could all change the working from home landscape in the future. 

 

The move to working from home—Could this change the way we think about working? Q&A with Sophie Gould, F-Lex

The move to working from home—Could this change the way we think about working? Q&A with Sophie Gould, F-Lex

Hannah Thompson, LexisNexis content manager, interviews Sophie Gould, head of learning and development at F-lex Legal, and former head of In-House for LexisNexis. They discuss home working in lockdown, and what the future holds for flexi-working in the legal sector. 

 

Mind mental health charity—5 tips for keeping up mental health while at home

Mind mental health charity—5 tips for keeping up mental health while at home

Comments from the Head of Information at mental health charity, Mind, on navigating the new stresses and struggles of working from home during the pandemic. 

 

Is flexible working the answer to stress in the legal profession?

Is flexible working the answer to stress in the legal profession?

“Some love the corporate environment: the after-work beers, the client dinners, the sense of belonging. “I hated that,” says Jack Celand, who trained at a top 10 UK law firm. “I couldn’t wait to get home after work. My body felt ruined from all the stress and strong coffee.”

Others agree. “There’s talk of burnout but people stick with it because it’s a long process getting the job,” says 28-year-old lawyer Olivia Smith.

 

The future of work 2025: Mobility, culture and the flexi-lawyer

The future of work 2025: Mobility, culture and the flexi-lawyer

The workplace of 2025 will look very different to what we see today. As legal teams and corporates start to navigate the changes of the workplace, we are considering the lawyer’s role of 2025, and how the industry might be impacted overall.

As addressed previously by LexisNexis, advances in legal tech, automation and AI are likely to alter the work of a lawyer substantially—but not necessarily in a negative way.

 

The future of work 2025: Navigating workplace change

The future of work 2025: navigating workplace change

The pace and rate at which our world (and workplaces) have changed in the past three decades has been tremendous. And there’s no sign things are slowing down.

So, what does this mean for the future of work, particularly in the legal space?

 

Please see our dedicated Covid-19 blog for the latest content.  

 

Further reading and practical guidance from LexisPSL:

 

Flexible working

Team meetings

Working time and flexible working

Policy and procedure—flexible working

Policy and procedure—flexible working (short form)

Letter—Request for flexible working

Letter—Employer’s decision on flexible working request

Letter—Employer’s acknowledgment of flexible working request

Remote working and removable media policy—law firms

 

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Amy leads the content marketing strategy for LexisNexis UK, writing thought leadership and product content for marketing campaigns, insight reports and legal industry magazines. She is an established writer and researcher, having contributed in national publications, such as City A.M. and Financial IT. She is also one of the writers and digital editors of LexisNexis' insights blogs, the Future of Law and the In-house blog.