It is no secret that lawyers have been struggling to keep up with their workloads. Remote working has helped in some areas, but the technology needed for a remote workforce is not yet common in law firms.
With the latest news from Prime Minister Boris Johnson for the UK to move to 'Plan B', essentially asking people to work from home again, face masks being worn in public spaces and COVID passes being introduced for large venues, how will this affect law firms who haven't embraced the current changes required and live their lives?
The global pandemic has led many businesses, including law firms, to consider making the switch. Remote working seems to be the norm now and many lawyers are finding they like it. Most lawyers are embracing this new 'normal'.
However, there are still many law firms that just don't have the technology to allow for remote working. This will put them at a disadvantage when it comes to competing with other businesses that have made the switch to remote working. With COVID continuing to spread, it is important for law firms to start adapting now so they can stay competitive and keep up with the latest changes. Remote working may be the future of law firms and it's time for everyone in the industry to start preparing for that future.
Technology and investment are two things that many law firms will need to look at if they want to stay relevant in today's economy. Technology has been the catalyst for these changes happening so quickly, but the investment is what allows law firms to adapt and embrace change as it happens.
It will help them remain competitive with other businesses that have made the switch
If you are thinking of looking at moving towards a more flexible and modern approach to servicing your clients while maintaining a better work life balance, speak to one of the Mezzle team to understand the key benefits our lawyers are enjoying.