Simply Law Jobs Releases Its 2020 Year in Review

The report covers the historic challenges faced by the legal sector in 2020 and lawyers' priorities for the future.

Our partner, Simply Law Jobs, has released its Year in Review for 2020.

The review provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, specifically how it affected employment within the sector.

The legal industry faced one of its biggest challenges when a global pandemic forced the UK into a national lockdown in March 2020. The unprecedented amount of disruption shook up a seemingly calm legal recruitment marketplace.

The monthly average number of jobs posted to Simply Law Jobs in 2020 was 5,328, a 60% decrease from 2019.

Key findings reveal how 65% of professionals were worried about their future in law.

The report also uncovered the challenges of searching for a job during a global pandemic and how priorities have changed as a result of the events in 2020.

From an interview of 138 legal professionals in December 2020, 64% claimed their priorities had changed. The top three reasons as to why include searching for a better work/home balance, the lowering of salary expectations and the willingness to branch out into other sectors to secure employment.

You can read the full report by downloading it here .

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