Travers Smith effects dress-down policy

However, it isn’t quite on a “Silicon Valley” level

Travers Smith effects dress-down policy
A premier corporate law firm in the UK has told its staff that they can dress down for work.

Travers Smith has implemented a new “dress-down policy,” replacing its old corporate dress code, The Lawyer said. The change came after the partnership board accepted the recommendation of the firm’s associate committee that the policy be changed.

Staff can now wear business-casual attire to work and qualified lawyers can “wear what they want,” but lawyers are still required to be in corporate dress while meeting with clients or when they are on “client floors.”

Though a relaxing of the firm’s old policy, the new dress code is also not on a “Silicon Valley” level, a Travers lawyer said. The lawyer said that the new policy reflects how people in London are dressing down.

The source also said that just a few law firms in the City have a business-casual dress code for the whole year despite many law firms implementing dress-down policies in the summer.

Another source said that the new policy could be considered as “progressive” among London’s top law firms.


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