The COVID-19 crisis has had a dramatic impact on working practices across the legal sector and has the potential to change radically the nature of work and the way in which the legal profession operates. From alterations to the recruitment process through to client relationships, the pandemic opens up many challenges for lawyers, but also opportunities.

How should the legal profession respond? Where do we go from here? How are firms and chambers likely to work in the future? Will these changes impact women in particular, either favourably or adversely, and what can be done to ensure that they do not introduce indirect forms of discrimination? In this special webinar run by Oxford Women in Law, we begin to tackle these pressing questions and explore how the crisis is changing the working lives of all those across the sector.

  • Susan Bright, Regional Managing Partner at Hogan Lovells
  • James Partridge, Partner at Allen & Overy
  • Rosalind Phelps QC, Fountain Court Chambers
  • Chaired by Fatema Orjela, Partner at Sidley Austin and member of the OWL Advisory Board.