Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s decision to increase the number of days it expects its lawyers to be in the office has reignited the debate about hybrid working across the legal industry.

The move by the elite U.K. firm, requiring a minimum of three days a week in the office, up from two-and-a-half, is the latest in a series of modifications made by commercial law firms since the pandemic as they attempt to remain as attractive employers but also maintain their standards and culture.