US firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius will allow its lawyers in the UK and US to work from home as part of a soon-to-be launched remote working policy.
The firm said today that as of 1 May associates will be able to work from home one to two days a week.
According to the firm, the programme follows a ‘highly successful and extensive’ trial which showed flexible working promoted 'continued and strong associate productivity, availability and engagement'.
Jami McKeon, the firm’s chair (pictured, left), said: ‘Our clients have long recognised the value and effectiveness of remote working programmes, and we know these programmes work well.
‘It is well established that they provide significant benefits for the individuals without any reduction in the quality or level of service. Our experience reinforces that wisdom.’
Amanda Smith, associate talent partner, added: ‘The remote working programme will provide additional flexibility without sacrificing any productivity or engagement with our clients or the firm, and will help us to continue to attract and retain top associate talent.’
In November, the Gazette reported that international firm Baker & McKenzie was to roll out agile working across its global network. The change was brought in with immediate effect across the firm’s 77 offices.