Allen & Overy, Slaughter & May, Hogan Lovells, and Herbert Smith told employees to work from home starting [this] week, firm spokespersons said in emails. They join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the London-founded law firm that also advised its attorneys and staff to work from home indefinitely.
— an excerpt from a Bloomberg Law piece on London Biglaw firms’ response to the rapid spread of the omicron variant in the United Kingdom. According to Bloomberg, major banks have also encouraged their London employees to work from home.
Staci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.