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Travers Smith introduces agile working

Overview

Travers Smith LLP has launched an agile working initiative at the firm.

While certain flexible working options already exist at Travers Smith, the new initiative is a significant step forward in embedding an agile working culture across the firm. An option to work agilely is now open to all lawyers and staff at Travers Smith. Working agilely means working whenever and wherever is most appropriate, if an individual's role, personal development requirements and business needs permit.

To encourage the adoption of agile working, the firm has not formulated a policy or convened a group from whom a formal sign-off to work agilely must be obtained. Client service and personal development will remain paramount at all times, and it will be up to each individual to determine whether they are best served by working in the office or elsewhere.

Travers Smith's Managing Partner David Patient said:

“One of the key issues facing our people is maintaining an appropriate work/life balance, while effectively responding to clients' expectations. 

We are fully aware that new technologies and the demands of working across different time zones in today's global market are transforming the modern workplace. It is therefore important to us to remain competitive and support the needs of our people and clients, and to continue to be able to attract and retain the greatest diversity of talent.

In fostering an environment in which agile working is valued and considered as normal practice, we hope that our people will have more control and autonomy over where and when they work, and that this will further increase the responsiveness and effectiveness of the firm.”