Clayton Legal Managing Director, Lynn Sedgwick, commented on our latest survey results in Lawyer Monthly. The article highlighted some of the key insights.
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Clayton Legal data covered in Lawyer Monthly

09/05/2017
Posted by: Whitney Griffiths

Clayton Legal Managing Director, Lynn Sedgwick, has commented on our latest survey results in Lawyer Monthly. The article highlighted some of the key insights and trends taken from our comprehensive data review including:

  • Vacancies for private practice lawyers have fallen by 13% year-on-year.
  • London has experienced the steepest decline with available roles down 26% year-on-year.
  • Lawyers specialising in family law were in particular demand across the South and North East where vacancies were up 50% and 65% respectively.
  • Personal Injury specialists have also been highly sought after with advertised roles up by 27% in the South West. 

Lynn said, “Almost a year has passed since the UK decided to leave the EU and while we have certainly seen lawyers being less committed to a career move, the hiring picture as a whole remains generally healthy.  And while there is clearly caution around Brexit, we are also seeing a change in the recruitment strategies of our clients.  Many firms are hiring lawyers for newly created positions due to increased workloads instead of replacement hires that are associated with specialists moving between firms.  And as Brexit becomes more of a ‘business as usual’ scenario, we’re confident the ‘wait and see’ approach will pass.”

To read the piece in full click here.

For more insights from the Clayton Legal team visit our blog. And if you’re looking for a career move take a look at our vacancies here.

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