Lawyers can reap benefits of agile working amid rail strike chaos

"Irrespective of strike action, the agile working train has well and truly left the station."
Tue 10th Jan 2017

Agile working is the future of the legal profession, a law firm already embracing the model has said, as rail strikes continue to disrupt businesses in London and the South East. 

A 24 hour walkout by London Underground staff caused havoc on Monday with tube stations closed across the capital. The strike impacted more than 4m tube journeys estimated to be made every day. Meanwhile, commuters are experiencing further serious disruption to Southern rail network this week as Aslef and RMT union members again strike in a dispute over driver-only trains. 

Guy Setford, chief executive of Setford Solicitors, told Solicitors Journal that this wave of strikes is a reminder to UK Law firms to consider the benefits of an agile working scheme for staff...

Writing in 2014, Steve Ryan, managing partner at SA Law said regional firms can benefit from the inflexibility of the city firm culture. "Many firms are attempting to develop their policies on flexible working, but i believe that regional firms have an edge - it can be easier to break away from traditional roles when you have a smaller and more responsive structure."