Welcome to the Local Government Lawyer ’Life after Lockdown 2022’ report, published in association with LexisNexis.This report is based on research amongst 50 heads of legal and nearly 400 other lawyers at local authority legal departments. It follows on from similar research conducted by Local Government Lawyer and LexisNexis in 2020, shortly after the first Covid lockdown was eased.

See our findings below...

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Home comforts

Adam Carey looks at what the second Local Government Lawyer/LexisNexis ‘Life after Lockdown’ survey results show and considers what they mean for the future working practices of local government lawyers post-pandemic.
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A new order in court?

Should remote hearings have a permanent place in our court systems? Dylan Brown looks at the issues.
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Get out of your silo

Dylan Brown considers how the public sector lawyer can embrace collaboration.

For the results and analysis of the our 2020 research into remote working, see below...

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Home and away

Derek Bedlow looks at what the results of the research will mean for the future of working life for local government lawyers.

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Virtual courts, real justice

The lockdown has shown that online courts are here to stay. Neasa MacErlean looks at the experience of local government lawyers over the past few months and the lessons to be learned.

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Fit for the future

Supporting efficient remote working is now an imperative for local government legal departments, writes Simon Farthing.

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Covid-19: The impact on wellbeing of working from home

Lawcare’s Elizabeth Rimmer provides some tips for employees and employers on how to mitigate the downsides of remote working.

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