Applies to trainees as effectively

Norton Rose Fulbright has introduced that every one legal professionals can work at home as much as 50% of the time after the Covid-19 pandemic has handed.

The worldwide legislation agency’s new coverage, unveiled in the present day, applies to all legal professionals, together with trainees, throughout the London workplace in addition to all of the agency’s different places in Europe, Center East and Asia.

NRF notes that it is going to be contemplating particular person, workforce and consumer wants as it really works to formalise the insurance policies and protocols surrounding the brand new hybrid working mannequin.

The shift in direction of an elevated emphasis on distant working follows related strikes made not too long ago by different main legislation corporations. In November, Taylor Wessing introduced a new remote working policy that will allow staff to work away from the workplace between 20-50% of the time. Earlier in the summertime, Linklaters revealed one of many first formal moves to remote working 20-50% of the time as a part of its new long-term international coverage.

In a press release, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Peter Scott, managing companion of the Europe, Center East and Asia area, stated:

“Our individuals throughout EMEA have welcomed the additional flexibility of distant working however additionally they clearly worth collaboration with colleagues and shoppers. We imagine our new hybrid mannequin will permit us to retain one of the best parts of distant and in-office working, offering our individuals with a extra dynamic working setting.”

Relating to trainees particularly, the agency added:

“Our new method will apply to trainees. Nonetheless, we’re aware of the necessity for trainees to have significant supervision and coaching so we’ll develop protocols to make sure that these parts are totally supported in a hybrid working setting.”