Committee's Perspective: Remote working during lockdown


It is well reported that the on-going coronavirus pandemic and the economic fallout have disproportionately affected the 18-25 age group in terms of career progression, redundancy and job prospects. The same can be said for those that are at the beginning of their legal career. Even those that are fairly ‘safe’ from these risks are facing a huge shakeup in terms of the shift to home working. Once again it is the junior lawyers whose training and progression will be affected by this the most.

This blog has been put together to outline the different experiences of four of our committee members and to showcase the positives that can be taken from this paradigm shift in the way we work. In addition we hope to draw attention to some areas where progress is required if the move to home working is going to be successful.

If any of our members would like to reach out and discuss their stories of working from home or would like someone to speak to about their experiences, please do not hesitate to get in touch via our website or social media channels.

Florence Shoemaker

Vice President, Bournemouth & District JLD Trainee Solicitor, Ellis Jones Solicitors LLP

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