Slater & Gordon adjusts to COVID-19 crisis

24th March 2020, 1:33 pm

Law firms say staff remain upbeat and resilient in the face of unprecedented working restrictions caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Remote working has become commonplace overnight, and firms are using platforms such as Skype and WhatsApp to stay in touch. Some have even held ‘social’ occasions, where lawyers join each other on conference calls for drinks at home.

Firms report they have had daily updates from chief executives and senior partners, while many say employers have sought to ensure workers’ mental health is protected.

National firm Slater and Gordon has 90% of its staff working remotely and has encouraged people to share photos of their home workspace to encourage a team atmosphere. As of Monday, the firm was advertising for 82 roles – all of which will be set up to immediately work from home.

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