The international firm Dentons is to close an office in Scotland and another in England to cater for full-time remote working and reduce its real estate holding.

Premises in Aberdeen and Watford will be vacated while partners and employees will continue with their current virtual working arrangements. When necessary, staff will be able to work in offices in Edinburgh and Milton Keynes.

The firm said it is not currently planning to close any other offices but will review the situation when the lease on its London office expires in 2025.

Meanwhile, it has established a project team to review the way lockdown has changed working arrangements. The firm aims to make greater use of technology and encourage a ‘more agile’ way of resourcing work.