How are demands changing for law firm clients during Covid-19?

How are demands changing for law firm clients during Covid-19?

 

Now that we are in the very midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it seems that the pattern of working from home has, for most people, become routine. Increased WFH, alongside fewer opportunities to interact face-to-face, has led to significant changes in the way companies conduct their business - and law firms need to be aware of changing expectations to integrate them into their strategy going forward.

Firstly, with the new trainee recruitment cycle and the start of a new academic year, law firms are getting to grips with a new way of engaging with aspiring solicitors. Students and law firms alike are starting to use new technology at virtual law fair events, by chatting in virtual ‘booths’. Inevitably, the law firms that actively attend these events, and make an effort to adapt to this new networking environment, will probably be most appealing to their prospective applicants.

Secondly, law firms must also consider how to alter their provision of legal services to suit their clients d

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Violet is an editor at LexisNexis, with previous experience in both the legal sector and in journalism. She graduated in 2019 with an English and French degree, and now commissions case analysis content across 35 practice areas for LexisPSL. She has a particular interest in writing about international trade, and environmental law.