Local Government Lawyer 'Life after Lockdown' survey and report
Fit for the future - Supporting efficient remote working is now an imperative for local government legal departments, writes Simon Farthing.
Covid-19 has transformed working practices universally and local government legal departments are no exception. Local Government Lawyer’s recent survey of public sector lawyers shows that 89% of staff now work remotely, compared to a mere 29% in the pre-Covid-19 era. Interestingly, while historically reduced performance and attention to client management have been among the key reasons for preferring office-based working over remote working, 72% of lawyers claim working from home has made no difference to client relationship management and communications.
It comes as no surprise that the majority of lawyers are keen to work from home in the future too – only 4% of legal staff expect to revert to pre-Covid-19 office-based working with 78% expecting their employers to provide more flexible options for working here on in.
Read Simon Farthing's article featured in the 'Life after Lockdown' survey and report, and access the full publication here.