From beneficiant WFH budgets to staff catch-ups through Zoom — which regulation companies have tailored one of the best to the brand new approach of working?

When the pandemic hit in March, regulation companies made the transfer to working from house virtually in a single day, seeing everything of their employees logging on every morning from the consolation of their very own properties. Now with Zoom conferences and digital socials the norm, we take a look at one of the best regulation companies for working from house (WFH).

On this yr’s Authorized Cheek Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey we requested rookies from almost 100 of the nation’s main regulation companies to charge the transition to WFH on a scale of 1 to 10 — from adjusting very badly to extraordinarily nicely.

We’ve put collectively a shortlist of the companies that scored an A* on this class. Under are the outcomes listed alphabetically:

Greatest regulation companies for working from house 2020-21

Addleshaw Goddard
Akin Gump
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Latham & Watkins
Osborne Clarke
Pinsent Masons
Stephenson Harwood
Sullivan & Cromwell
Travers Smith
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

The 2021 Firms Most List – featuring the Legal Cheek Survey results in full

As a part of the survey, we give trainees and junior legal professionals the chance to develop on their scores by submitting nameless feedback. Minus the odd preliminary hiccup with IT, trainees and junior legal professionals have reported an overwhelmingly optimistic response to the transfer to working from house by their respective companies. Listed below are a choose few feedback from a few of the companies listed above:

How nicely has your agency adjusted to working from house?

“Very well, some slight IT hiccups for some individuals however the IT staff have been wonderful at sorting issues actually quick. The agency is maintaining us very well knowledgeable and giving plenty of data out on working from house, the present scenario for the agency, and different well being and wellbeing updates/ideas too.”

“I’ve been pleasantly shocked with how nicely the tech has held up and the way supportive groups have been. I’ve in all probability had extra catch-ups and interactions than I’d have had within the workplace.”

“Completely incredible — the agency reimbursed us for house workplace gear, and the staff was very understanding throughout the preliminary ‘teething interval’ as we adjusted to web points, and so on.”

“This has actually been a standout. As all of us have pill PCs the transition from an IT perspective was barely noticeable.”

“The agency has at all times been fairly versatile to house working and plenty of departments inspired a minimum of someday every week working from house. There have been quite a lot of digital socials similar to quizzes, escape rooms, cook-a-longs, yoga lessons and so on. My staff have a weekly staff assembly the place all of us focus on our weeks and the way we’re feeling.”

“I used to be capable of get the IT gear I wanted in a short time, and our staff has frequently scheduled Zoom catch-ups on each a team-wide foundation and in smaller teams.”

“A close to seamless integration. The agency has been supportive in offering gear, significantly on the junior stage. The agency already operated 1 day every week working from house for certified legal professionals and so the agency was nicely ready.”

The profitable regulation agency in every class might be introduced at The Legal Cheek Awards 2021, sponsored by BARBRI, on Thursday 25 March 2021.

The 2021 Firms Most List – featuring the Legal Cheek Survey results in full