The U.K. legal industry’s traditional summer lull will all but disappear this year according to several top partners who say pandemic working practices have wiped out the possibility of a normal holiday season altogether.

One capital markets partner at a Magic Circle law firm said the historical practice of lawyers mirroring investors by doing less work between Bastille Day (July, 14) and September 1 had “gone” and that transactions will be completed throughout July and August this year.