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Breaking out of the box

To serve clients and communities in the post-Covid world, it is no longer enough for corporate lawyers to contain themselves to legal issues alone.

As lockdowns and closures cease, many lawyers will be approached by businesses with the inevitable (and unenviable) task of right-sizing their workforce. It is important to bear in mind the human aspects of such difficult actions and how they can be best tempered with the appropriate grace, sensitivity and compassion.

THE recent months of pandemic-induced lockdown has made us all familiar with seeing ourselves, family, friends and business contacts contained within "boxes" that are now found in the ubiquitous virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

As we transition into the post-...

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