Clifford Chance has announced the launch of Clifford Chance Choice, a framework to embrace the changing world of work to support the needs of both lawyers and clients.
Starting this week, the scheme will initially feature two pilot programmes for current Clifford Chance lawyers and alumni. Eligible Clifford Chance lawyers in groups that are part of the pilot will be able to apply to take two months of unpaid leave in the 2019/20 financial year. Externally, Clifford Chance Choice will have an option tailored for former Clifford Chance lawyers. Alumni with the right skills will be able to apply to work as part of Clifford Chance teams on specific projects, with the option to work flexibly and from home where appropriate.
Laura King, partner and global head of people and talent, comments ‘people are our most valuable asset and we work hard to attract and develop the brightest and best. And with over 8,000 registered alumni working in over 3,000 organisations across 100 different countries, our alumni bring a wealth of experience and insights in every sector and region of the globe.’ She explained, ‘Clifford Chance Choice is about embracing changes to the world of work. It gives our people the choice to excel in work but also pursue other interests. It gives our alumni the choice to remain a part of the Clifford Chance family after they move on to other things. And it gives our clients the choice of a wider and flexible pool of motivated, brilliant lawyers.’