International firm Norton Rose Fulbright will allow staff to work from home up to half of the time once the pandemic has passed, under a new hybrid working policy.

Managing partner Peter Scott said staff have welcomed the extra flexibility of remote working but they ‘clearly value collaboration with colleagues and clients’.

As a result, the firm has drawn up a formal hybrid working policy across Europe, the Middle East and Africa which will mean partners and staff can choose to work up to 50% from home. More policies and protocols will be developed around the framework, taking into account individual, team and client needs.

Scott said: ‘We believe our new hybrid model will allow us to retain the best elements of remote and in-office working, providing our people with a more dynamic working environment.

Linklaters and Taylor Wessing have also announced that staff can work remotely up to half of the week, as the pandemic looks set to have major lasting implications for office life.