Last year, I wrote two columns about lockdown lawyering in 2020. The first one was written in early spring when we were all being knocked sideways, with the realities of working from home and rapidly becoming familiar with words and phrases like social distancing and furloughing. 

My second column was written in late spring and I was optimistically looking forward to life back in the office, recognising that the pandemic had changed some of the customs and practices associated with legal practice, but still assuming that the concept of office life would resurface.

Move forward to 2021 and we have lived through national tiers and two more lockdowns since last spring. It’s clear that the pandemic has moved our work c...

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