Byfield's Group Director Juliet Carey has been quoted in The Times.

“There is no doubt that the hard-man image of law firms is outdated.” 

Attitudes in law firms have changed. While an old-school approach “may work for the firm financially, it won’t appeal to aspiring lawyers and certainly doesn’t work well with a happy family life,” writes Carey.

Carey says that one welcome initiative would be for firms to appoint sustainability partners. 

“The state of the world’s environment is the single biggest issue we face today”. Firms should show “a genuine commitment to change, both in the conduct of the firm and in the conduct of client business — not just make pronouncements or speak in jargon.

“It’s what they actually do to advance sustainability that will count.”

Read the full article in The Times