United Kingdom

04 September 2020

Large law firms are making working hours more flexible

Squire Patton Boggs has decided to abolish working hours in the UK and is beginning to test improved flexible working while adopting an open floor plan at its new London headquarters, which opens this week.

Around 170 lawyers are moving into the firm's new headquarters.

"In our planning for the new office we have not missed the opportunity to implement new strategic thinking in the workplace. The reconfigured practice floors will provide a dynamic environment, supporting an increasingly mobile and collaborative work process, and give us the flexibility to grow the business," said Jone Haxby, managing partner in London.

The law firm has decided to open its offices, located in Leed, Birminghtam and Manchester, in a staggered, i.e. phased, manner. 

Under the flexible working program, which is being tested over six months, staff is being given the option of working remotely for 20 to 50 percent of their time, depending on their duties. In turn, workers' working hours are being cut to allow for greater flexibility in schedules.

Copyright © The Impact Lawyers. All rights reserved. This information or any part of it may not be copied or disseminated in any way or by any means or downloaded or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of The Impact Lawyers. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of The Impact Lawyers.

Would you like to read more?

The Impact Lawyers offers a FREE newsletter that keeps you up to date on news and analysis about the international latest legal news.
Please complete the form below and click on subscribe to receive The Impact Lawyers Newsletter subscription

Subscribe for free

The Impact Lawyers Newsletter

  • Practical templates and guides for lawyers and law firms
  • Podcasts, videos and webinars explaining how to be sucessful
  • Tips made by lawyers and other practitioners