It would be hard not to notice that the world has been getting more virtual as more and more communication is effected through electronic means. In Australia (Victoria leading the way) more and more barristers are practising through what are – in effect – virtual chambers. As long as you have a decent telephone line, a decent internet connection and a decent printer, one can base oneself more or less anywhere.
In recent times, I have found that – most days – I have gone into chambers for no other reason than that is where my desk is and where my papers are. So I have shifted those things to a room in my house.
For those with young children, this would probably not work. But for me, it seems to work fine.