Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Law firms urged to encourage shedworking

Lady Scotland QC, the Attorney General, has urged law firms to encourage a better work-life balance. She was speaking at the launch of Legal Lives, a research report published by the charity Working Families and sponsored by law firm Addleshaw Goddard. As reported by Joshua Rozenberg in the Daily Telegraph the report suggests ways of smarter working such as working from home. Here's what she is quoted as saying:
“In some quarters it may still be thought that in order to be working effectively, a lawyer must be — and must be seen to be — physically present in the office. This isn’t the case — and, given the great advances we now have in technology, I don’t see why we should even continue to entertain the notion that the person the client wants to speak to down the telephone must be sitting in a large office for the advice given to be high quality and accurate.”

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