Remote working has proved successful but decision-makers in smaller law firms have been hardest hit by the issues they have dealt with during the covid-19 crisis, a report found.

The recently published 2020 Bellwether report on covid-19 and the legal industry found firms have moved three quarters of staff to effective homeworking; and not at the expense of productivity.

This would have been “almost unimaginable” at the start of 2020 when working from home was a long way from the norm, particularly at small firms.

This reflected a lack of technology and “ultimately, the preference of senior leaders”.

However, “the picture has flipped since the start of lockdown” with firm ...

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