But the recent global pandemic has acted as a catalyst. Many law firms are having to adapt quickly to enable remote working - as they attempt to mitigate as much disruption as possible and continue normal working processes.
Naturally, IT teams in charge of implementing this change are likely to have many questions.
So, we brought together a panel of legal business continuity experts. Including legal IT expert Martyn Wells, learning and adoption expert, Nicola Jones, and Oosha’s Joint Managing Director, Matthew Newton.
They addressed many of the questions legal IT teams are asking as they attempt to enable remote working. As well as sharing their own experiences to help law firms adapt to remote working as quickly as possible.
A well-known figure in the Legal IT space, Martyn is a veteran IT Director and now Owner of an IT consultancy to the legal sector. He has over 17 years of board experience within the Financial Services, Legal and Professional Services industries.
Determined to make IT easy for everyone, Martyn has a vast knowledge of business continuity, change management, IT strategy, risk mitigation, data governance, security - the list could just keep on going.
This gives Martyn a huge base of experience to draw from, in order to offer a focused and structured response to the challenges facing IT teams.
Nicola owns and runs Athena Professional, a multiple award-winning learning & development consultancy. A former barrister, she has 20 years’ experience designing and delivering continuous learning for senior lawyers, scientists and technical specialists in the UK and abroad.
A graduate of Balliol College, Oxford and the University of Sussex, she is a Fellow of the Learning & Performance Institute and a member of the Association of Business Psychology. She is also an executive coach, facilitator and speaker.