With Australia having all but conquered the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s law firms are redesigning their offices in ways that take into consideration lawyers’ increased remote work and use of technology—a trend that could spell the end of the large office, the personal assistant and the whiskey trolley for some partners.
On Monday, Australia had only eight new cases reported in the entire country, and there have been fewer than 10 new cases in seven of the past 10 days. Even before the vaccine is widely distributed across the country, concern about the pandemic’s spread has abated. Yet, firms expect that working from home and Zoom meetings will become a much more prominent feature of the working week as a result of the pandemic. So they are considering whether they need the same amount of space and how they can best use it.
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