The impact of Covid-19 dominated discussions at the Law Society’s 19th National Property Conference. But amid the uncertainty, the pandemic has helped to speed up much-needed innovation, including electronic signatures.
Many legal employers are working hard to improve the profession’s record in diversity and inclusion. But as Maria Shahid discovers at a virtual conference, much more needs to be done to overhaul recruitment processes and expand the talent pool.
As lockdown restrictions ease, the general consensus is that the government’s furlough scheme has only delayed inevitable redundancies. But many working in legal recruitment remain cautiously optimistic, reports Maria Shahid