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Trends in the Solicitors' Profession Annual Statistical Report 2013


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30 April 2014

Law Society Publishing


297 x 210 mm
61 pages

Trends in the Solicitors' Profession Annual Statistical Report 2013

The Law Society


Now in its 30th year, the Annual Statistical Report provides authoritative and reliable analysis of the composition and size of the solicitors' profession and describes trends in the entry of solicitors to the profession.

Trends in the Solicitors' Profession offers invaluable intelligence on the market that solicitors operate in. The report's key headline findings include the following:

  • Both the number of solicitors on the Roll and the number of solicitors with practising certificates were marginally down on 2012 – the first such reductions recorded in over twenty years.
  • The numbers of practising solicitors working both in-house (23,443) and in private practice (86,840) declined slightly on a year earlier. The long term trend is one of growth for the in-house sector - principally in commerce and industry.
  • Demographic information shows that younger solicitors are more likely to be female and that Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups continue to represent a growing proportion of PC holders.

The information is analysed further within the report, offering insight into aspects including the:

  • Gender balance within the profession.
  • Ethnic profile of the profession.
  • Size, location, and staff composition of solicitors' firms.

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Part 1: Qualified solicitors and firms
1.Solicitors on the Roll
2.Practising certificate holders: profile
3.Organisations employing practising certificate holders
4.Practising certificate holders in private practice
Part 2: Development and entry of new solicitors to the market
5.Undergraduates and graduates in law
6.Student enrolments
8.Admission to the Roll