Alternative Work Arrangements

Updated: July 2018 Reading Time: 2 minutes

We participated in a panel discussion on alternative work arrangements entitled “No Time for FaceTime” organised by the Law Society of Singapore on Thursday 5 July 2018.

It was good to hear from other speakers on the ways in which legal service delivery is changing. There are different interpretations on how we provide exceptional service with a competitive value proposition and for the longer term.

For us, the key is to work around how we may provide 24-7 support to clients while ensuring that we are at our best when support is needed.

Clients are ill-served if their lawyers are tired or distracted at important negotiations or when cutting-edge legal analysis is required. With computers doing and threatening to do more, lawyers need to be at their sharpest.

For us, this means being brutal with the way in which we practise law – structuring ‘work’ and ‘life’ so that we can practise law intensively for the longer term. Our thoughts on this in 2016 are as relevant today and we continue to refine our approach in line with those principles.

This isn’t just a ‘women’s issue’. This is a life issue and one with consequences for the quality of legal advice and advocacy clients obtain.

Get in touch if you’d like us to hear more about our thoughts on alternative work arrangements or if you’d be interested in a presentation on alternative work arrangements.

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