Tags: Lawyers

Growth forecast for global legal services but tough times for high street lawyers

Law Society’s most comprehensive ever study forecasts growth in global legal services market, but pressure on high street law firms The UK legal services market is forecast to power out of the recession with annual growth of over four per cent, according to an authoritative study published by the Law Society. The most comprehensive ever…

New research has indicated that London law firms are particularly unlikely to employ white, working class candidates because of their accents, regardless of their ability to do the job in question. According to a survey published this week by City University's Centre for Professional Service Firms, over 90 per cent of the 130 participating lawyers…

One expert has warned expats to expect some dissatisfaction after making their life-changing decision to relocate, advice that may affect companies employing overseas workers. A new survey by insurance company Standard Life found that a lot of people want to retire abroad, with Spain, France and the US being the most popular destinations. However, property…

In the build up to October’s Talent Management & Leadership Development Summit, Tim Balcon, Chief Executive of Energy & Utility Skills, the Sector Skills Council for gas, power, waste management and water industries offers his expert advise and analysis on how to tackle the skills gap. The skills gap has been at the heart of…

A radical overhaul of employment tribunal procedure and administration is being proposed as HR professionals contend with a rising tide of claims from disgruntled employees. There has been a massive hike in the number of claims accepted by employment tribunals in the past year. The 56% rise reported this month (July) by the Tribunal Services…

Demand for highly-skilled people will intensify during the recovery, and employers fear they will not be able to find people with the skills they need to fill high-level jobs, a new survey has revealed. The new CBI report, called Ready to grow: business priorities for education and skills, is sponsored by leading qualifications awarding body…

The GMB union is satisfied with the outcome of an employment tribunal that could cost a local authority hundreds of millions of pounds. It represented 1,400 women in their claims for equal pay against Birmingham City Council, which it won yesterday (April 27th). According to a statement, lawyers estimate the level of award to be…

Incomes Data Services has published the first authoritative, in-depth analysis of the Equality Act 2010. The Act is a major consolidation of over 30 years’ worth of equality and discrimination law. The Briefing is available for free to help lawyers, HR professionals, trade unionists, public bodies and employees prepare for the changes contained in the…

The REC will be taking the chair at the Managing a Temporary Workforce conference in central London on April 29. The one day conference, organised by Symposium Events, will focus on the legal and practical implications of the Agency Workers Regulations which come into force in October next year as well as identifying the general…

The well-being and work-life balance of female solicitors in the UK could be given a boost with flexible working, it has been revealed. A survey conducted by the Association of Women Solicitors (AWS) and King’s College London has revealed one in two female legal professionals believe they are working too many hours each week but…