Oct 30, 2020

Law firms: is COVID-19 the catalyst for change?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected law firms in two key ways. First, they have faced a flurry of legal work arising directly from the pandemic or from fiscal measures to stimulate the economy (e.g., property tax “holidays”), on top of surges of activity that built up during lockdown. Property, employment, family, private client, commercial and corporate law are all experiencing some increase in activity—with personal injury litigation as the outlier, having experienced a reduction of activity while people are moving less and therefore having fewer accidents.