Are there benefits in working in a flexible space?

September 18, 2020

Has COVID sounded the death knell of the traditional physical office?

The transition of working from a physical space in the CBD, to working from home saw mixed reactions from businesses. But now that the dust has settled it seems that for most, working from home will only complement office work, not replace it.
The idea of a truly virtual law firm is nothing new, however some firms found the migration to a virtual WFH platform raised some questions they did not know needed answering.

  • How do you keep your employees engaged when they feel disconnected when working from home?
  • How do you avoid the perils of “zoom fatigue” and other hurdles with collaborating remotely?
  • How do you compensate for the absence of rewarding social interaction with your team in the office?

Reports suggest that the work-from-home honeymoon is over with the lure of Netflix and domestic duties starting to take hold. Team members yearn for more than just “face time” with colleagues and clients. They miss how in-person interactions facilitate collaboration and creativity.

Your relationship with clients is ultimately based on trust. Despite best efforts and advances in video-conferencing technology, many find that this trust is better built organically with face-to-face communication.

Flexible space operators like Clarence have seen a spike in members returning to work to the physical office, as working from home starts to lose its appeal.
Clarence provides a complete ecosystem designed for businesses to enable a healthier, more flexible and collaborative approach to the way a business operates. Independently but part of a larger network.
So what are the benefits of working in a flexible space?

Many business owners have used this opportunity to streamline their business and move away from long-term traditional leases. Clarence offers short-term, even month-to-month, options that are customised to your firm’s needs at a fraction of the cost, so you can still meet the collaborative requirements of your team without committing to the costly liabilities of a traditional long-term lease in a period of economic uncertainty.

Mental health
Combat the work from home blues. Feeling isolated, even within a small team, can be detrimental to productivity and long-term mental health. Being around a community of like-minded professionals is vital for stimulation, creativity, and well-being.

Surround your firm with like-minded professionals who run their own business and are keen to collaborate. Regain lost value in referrals and networking while you were working-from-home. Clarence holds regular community and professional events that build camaraderie, strengthen connections, and facilitate active referral networks.

Clarence has been providing flexible office space solutions to law firms since 1993 and has invested in a modern fit-out and an expert business support team in a collaborative environment, so members can focus on their clients and streamline their costs.
To find out more about the flexible space options available to you at Clarence, reach out to a workspace advisor today at ua.moc.puorgopc@seiriuqne or 1300 210 831.


Mediation packages

SizeSuite forHalf DayFull Day
2-3 Rooms
– 1 boardroom
– 2 separation rooms
2-3 Party Mediations$660$1,320
4 Rooms
– 1 boardroom
– 3 separation rooms
4 Party Mediation$815$1,600
6 Rooms
– 1 boardroom
– 5 separation rooms
5-6 Party Mediation$1,100$2,195
6+ Room Upon requestUpon request

Additional Spaces

Clarence is capable of hosting anywhere between 1 to 60 people, with spaces tailored to your needs.

SizeHourly RateHalf-day rateFull-day rate
4 pax$40$140$280
6 – 8 pax$55$190$1,600
10 – 12 pax$80$280$560
40 pax$130$455$910

Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. The Promoter is Clarence Professional Group (Melbourne) Pty Ltd, L11, 456 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 ABN 81 624 440 400 (the Promoter).
  2. Entry into the competition constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  3. Entry is open to all VIC, NSW and QLD residents of 18 years of age or older except any employees of the Promoter and their immediate families, orany existing office and virtual members (or their related entities) of the Promoter.
  4. The competition closes at 11:59PM on the 1st March 2024. The winner will be announced on the 8th March 2024.
  5. To enter the competition, participants need to submit their entry at via the website form, or other accepted methods of entry provided by Clarence. One entry is allowed per entrant. Verified business email address required. Complete details are required (first and last name, phone number, work email, city, company name).
  6. Competition entries will be evaluated during the 2nd and 8th of March at Clarence Professional Offices at Level 33, 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne.
  7. The winner will be notified by email and phone call by a representative of the Promoter. The competition winner will also be announced on Clarence Professional Offices’ social media channels. By entering this competition, the winner provides their consent to being announced on Clarence Professional Offices’ social media channels.
  8. Winner selection criteria is determined via random draw. All decisions are final.
  9. Prize details: the prize is a 6-month license fee agreement for a 2-person serviced office space one of the following Clarence Professional Office spaces -Level 33, 385 Bourke St, Melbourne, Level 11, 65 York St, Sydney or 95 North Quay, Brisbane. The value of the prize is $9,500 (incl. GST) (the Prize). A security deposit is applicable to redemption of the prize, refundable at the end of the license agreement, pending standard terms and conditions of Clarence Office License Agreements. The security deposit is calculated at 2 months of the list price for the serviced office offered as the competition prize. Location of prize is subject to change at any time in the Promoter’s sole discretion.
  10. Standard Clarence Office License Agreement terms and conditions apply.
  11. The prize is non-transferrable, it cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash and can be cancelled any time by the Promoter.
  12. If the prize winner requires a larger serviced office space, the prize value can be credited towards an agreement for a larger space for an equal or longer lease period. Larger spaces are subject to availability and are at the sole discretion of the Promoter.
  13. Use of the prize is solely for the winner of the promotion.
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