Secretaries pay value of pandemic as regulation companies do business from home

One of many London’s elite regulation companies is providing redundancy to all its secretaries within the newest transfer highlighting the lasting impression of working from dwelling on the authorized occupation.

Linklaters confirmed yesterday that it had alerted all 225 secretaries and administrative assistants within the capital that it was accepting bids for a voluntary scheme, after it was first reported in Metropolis AM.

The choice got here after the agency introduced that it was extending its coronavirus lockdown preparations to permit its legal professionals to do business from home for as much as half of their time.

The agency stated that “it is a voluntary programme, which we’re providing as we proceed to concentrate on revolutionary methods of working and shaping our secretarial groups to help a extra agile working coverage for the long term”. It’s understood that Linklaters’ bosses haven’t set a goal for the variety of secretaries that the enterprise is aiming to shed — and there aren’t any plans to impose redundancy on any employees.

Linklaters is without doubt one of the most worthwhile regulation companies on the earth. Final 12 months fairness companions on the follow earned on common £1.6 million every.

It isn’t the one authorized follow within the Sq. Mile aiming to chop again on secretaries and enterprise administration employees. Final month Hogan Lovells, an Anglo-American follow, stated that it had accomplished a session that had resulted in 30 voluntary departures. The Metropolis workplace of Morrison & Foerster, the American agency, confirmed final month that it was consulting over making its 38 administrative roles redundant.

Secretaries pay price of pandemic as law firms work from home