Leading London law firm Farrer & Co has unveiled its refurbished offices to coincide with the implementation of a new agile working framework, which saw the whole firm return to its Lincoln’s Inn Fields home for at least 40 per cent of the week from 1st November.
Farrer & Co is offering agile working to all members of staff, both fee-earning and business services, to ensure all employees can balance the collaborative opportunities presented by the newly refitted office with the benefits of remote working. The firm strongly believes that the flexibility afforded by the new framework will enhance client service by supporting smarter working methods.
The extensively refurbished space totals 24,611 square foot across 8 floors. With sustainability at its heart in line with the firm’s commitment to continuous improvement in environmental performance, the space is designed around ‘activity-based working’, namely allowing individuals to select the type of space best suited to the specific task in hand. The re-fitted premises include a large café and lounge area, as well as various different styles of breakout zones for informal and spontaneous interaction. All meeting rooms have been upgraded with new technology to facilitate more effective hybrid meetings that allow for better parity of experience between those working from home and those in the office. In support of mental wellbeing, a new wellness and multi-faith room has been created for private worship and reflection, as well as a dedicated privacy room for nursing parents.
Rachel Lewis, partner and Board Member at Farrer & Co, said, “When the pandemic struck, we acted quickly, not only to offer support to our people but also to listen to what they really wanted from us.
We are proud to call Lincoln’s Inn Fields our collective professional home and we have very much missed the opportunity to come together there over the last 18 months. However, we also want to make the most of the benefits of remote working. Our staff are now in a position to choose their preferred working style and location, with a view at all times to meeting our clients’ needs.
We plan to continue to evolve our work-life policy, in collaboration with our employees and we will trial and finesse the new policy and systems over the next few months. We are confident that we now have a flexible and sustainable framework that will adapt to address the changing needs of our clients and our firm.”
For further information please contact:
Clo Davey, Farrer Kane: [email protected]; 07795 203 181
Sophie Woollands, Farrer Kane: [email protected]; 07841 820 788
© Farrer & Co LLP, November 2021