The Law Society has published the latest Annual Statistical Report on trends in the legal profession.
Key findings include:
Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon said: ’It is encouraging that the legal services market is back in the business of hiring after a rocky few years, although we know that some areas such as publicly funded legal advice are likely to remain challenging.
’The legal landscape is changing and diversity is improving, but there is still a gender and ethnicity gap for partner positions. Through our Diversity and Inclusion Charter, and by working closely with law firms, we aim to support the profession to share best practice and demonstrate that good diversity, inclusion and social mobility policies actually give a competitive advantage.’
Read more in The Gazette.
See the 2014 report executive summary.