Ashleigh is thrilled to share that her participation in the IR Global Guide – ‘Crisis Management: Surviving and thriving in a post-pandemic world’ has been featured in The Malaysian Current Law Journal (CLJ) Legal Network Series. QUESTION ONE Will the professional service business model change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? Subject to ongoing contractual obligations for rent, premium rent is not always a must have for the long term. Due to staggered working hours and working on rotation, it depends on how resourceful and flexible professionals are; there are many options out there such as shared co-working spaces to reduce cost, such as We Work and Common Ground. The business has to be more adaptable and stay relevant in the future, now that the world has adopted remote working. Some firms may even find that working remotely is more effective and convenient without the need for a physical presence.
Ashleigh is a Barrister-at-Law of England & Wales from the Middle Temple. She is currently undergoing her pupillage at Krish Maniam & Co.