As a locum lawyer, it is important that you be computer literate and that you remain up-to-date on software and technology, as you may not have the benefit of an IT department to assist you. Many of the sole practices and smaller firms you go into will also not have this support, and you will have to adapt quickly to the software used in different offices.
While some firms may have a firm style for you to follow, others will allow you to use what is familiar. A good precedent library is essential. For practice management questions that arise during your locum lawyer cover, check the Practice Resources section on the Law Society website for helpful tools and tips.