Time to adjust our working lives

Patrick Cannon considers the opportunities and challenges facing the Tax Bar in the aftermath of a global pandemic, and how culture has impacted the level of success in digital adoption

Covid-19 has, without doubt, shone a light on some of the deeply entrenched traditional values and behavioural constraints of the legal profession – and especially the Bar. The seismic shift of the global pandemic left us with no choice but to adapt into ‘new’ ways of doing things. Now, however, one year down the line since Covid-19 forced the adoption of video hearings, we are left asking questions. Why didn’t we take up the available technologies at a speedier pace?