Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is setting the standard for its own staff but it might be inadvertently setting the standard for the industry as well.
From AFR report
“By setting this [40 per cent] figure now, we are signalling to our people that the way we work will change for good after the pandemic,” said HSF executive partner, east, Andrew Pike.
The 60 per cent figure is an average, and Mr Pike anticipated it would go up or down depending on the work, team and clients that employees were involved with.
CEO and managing partner Annette Kimmitt expected about a third of the firm to work remotely on any given day under the policy..