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The Covid diaries: Day 50 - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

The Covid diaries: Day 50 - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

A daily fly-on-the-wall blog about running a legal business during the Covid-19 crisis.

By Darren Isaacs and Dónall Breen - 28 May

It's time to say goodbye, at least to our daily blog about employment law firm life during lockdown.

We started out thinking we would keep a diary for a couple of weeks or so, but we enjoyed it, so we kept going. But we have hit Day 50. And as life now settles down into a bit of a routine (albeit a completely different routine to one we ever thought we would have) we are, frankly, running out of things to write about each day.

We may dip into this on an occasional basis just to update you all with any big developments on the work front, but for now it looks like it will be "business as (un)usual" for the next few months.

We read the other day that another well-known national law firm is planning on going entirely virtual insofar as its London offices are concerned - an interesting move and one that many will be thinking about in the future. There is no doubt this pandemic will reshape the way a lot of businesses, especially those in high-cost urban centres, will operate in the years to come.

For us, in the longer term we will probably look to change our own offices from a normal day-to-day place of work, to a drop-in centre for group collaborations, occasional client meetings, or a place for someone to work when they can't work from home. Although the whole pandemic thing has not been *ideal*, I have to admit that the opportunity to do a root-and-branch review of how we work is exciting.

So, for now - stay safe everyone, and thanks for reading!

If you would like to read our Covid diaries starting from day 1 please click here.