Ashurst Launches New Smarter Working Initiative

27 Sep 2017

International law firm Ashurst has announced the launch of a new smarter working initiative in its Glasgow and London offices, reflecting the way work has changed over the last 20 years.

All lawyers, business services and secretarial staff will be able to choose the best times and places to work that suit the nature of tasks undertaken and personal preferences, whilst ensuring that work is delivered in the most efficient and effective way.

Mike Polson, Ashurst's Glasgow Managing Partner, said: "Changes in technology and increased client demands have driven fundamental changes in working patterns over recent years. For lawyers, the working day is rarely based around set hours but around client requirements and deadlines. Business services staff have also seen changes in their roles, in light of centralisation, automation and internationalisation.

Therefore, we wanted to identify an innovative approach to address this which went beyond flexible working. Individuals are now empowered to work from wherever and whenever they want, provided that the requirements of our clients and teams are met, with due consideration to confidentiality and security. It's about being trusted to deliver a best of class service whilst working around personal life patterns and choices."