Magic circle participant to embrace WFH life post-COVID

Legal professionals at Linklaters can have the chance to work remotely for as much as 20-50% of their time as a part of a brand new long-term world coverage unveiled immediately.

The magic circle participant says the coverage, which is meant to use past the COVID-19 restrictions, displays the truth that its attorneys can nonetheless dish out tip-top authorized recommendation no matter the place they select to work.

Linklaters does, nonetheless, stress that the 20-50% doesn’t imply that everyone shall be entitled to solely are available in to the workplace 80-50% of the time.

The agency says the choice on who can use the coverage (and when) shall be all the way down to the person lawyer and their staff, and that these searching for to work away from the workplace should talk their intention to take action prematurely.

Andrea Arosio, managing accomplice of Linklaters in Italy and member of the agency’s world folks committee, mentioned:

“The COVID-19 pandemic and our enforced distant working experiment has given us a possibility to take inventory and revisit how we method agile and distant working. Our latest expertise has demonstrated that, while we’re a people-focussed enterprise and collaboration is essential, distant working has labored remarkably properly and we are able to ship top quality work while working remotely.”

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He continued: “Conversely, it has additionally bolstered the large advantages we and our purchasers acquire from head to head interplay and the worth of our workplaces as hubs of teamwork and studying and this coverage doesn’t detract from that.”

Linklaters additionally revealed it’s discussing the potential of additional flexi-working initiatives, together with versatile begin and end instances, modified each day ‘core’ hours, and modified hours to permit for commitments outdoors of labor.

Earlier this year the agency put pen to paper on a lease deal that can see it relocate to roughly 300,000 sqft of recent workplace area on 20 Ropemaker Avenue, Moorgate, from 2026.