BLM, the UK and Ireland's leading risk and insurance law business, will move its entire London operations to a single office in the heart of the insurance district on 10 March 2015.
The firm's new flagship London office is located at the heart of the insurance district, close to
the London Underwriting Centre and Lloyd's of London.
The move, which has been 18 months in the planning, has gained interest from industry commentators for its novel approach to flexible working, which will see the firm exercising a new, flexible working arrangement for its 340 London based staff.
The firm has invested heavily in technology to make flexible working simple and achievable. This includes rolling out MiCollab software, which enables conferencing, data sharing, video, instant messaging from any location, The London office has also piloted a ‘paper-lite’ scheme, which has reduced its reliance on paper by more than 50%.
BLM is encouraging clients to make full use of its new business lounge facilities. London office head, Jennette Newman, said: "In designing the layout of our new office, we wanted to ensure our customers' business needs were factored into the final plans. That's why one of our major features is a business lounge, enabling them to conduct business whilst they are with us.”
Commenting on the move, Jennette continued: "We remain committed to the insurance market and for us, that means being at the centre of it. However, whilst crucial, our move isn’t just about location; it is about being a progressive, modern and forward thinking firm, allowing us to change our working practices and ensuring we all feel part of one team. The feedback from staff has been incredibly positive. We are certainly feeling excited about what the future holds for BLM.”
The move of BLM's London office is highly anticipated by teams across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.