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A Regional Brief

In Indesign #62, Paul McGillick discovers how a prominent legal practice rolls out regional offices that have their own identity while remaining part of the team.



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August 19th, 2015


In Indesign #57 I reviewed the new Sydney offices for prominent legal firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, located in the bold and innovative 8 Chifley Square tower. The architecture was by Lord Richard Rogers and Sydney-based Ed Lippmann, but the workplace design was by Bates Smart who is also designing roll-outs for Corrs in other Australian cities.

But these are not simply roll-outs of a new, standardised office: they are roll-outs of a whole new workplace culture, sensitively calibrated to reflect the location and specific character of each regional office for Australia’s oldest independent law firm. This is Corrs revolutionising the way they work, how they interface with clients, and how they see themselves as an adaptive national legal practice with global reach in the early part of the 21st Century.

Read the full story in Indesign Issue 62, available on sale August 20. Special advanced copies will be available at Sydney Indesign’s WorkLife panel discussion series.

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