We undertake and commission research to provide evidence-based information for our members and the organisation. Our analysis covers:
Our work underpins many of the functions carried out by the Law Society in delivering its strategic aims to support, promote and represent solicitors.
The Law Society has published the first issue of its new, quarterly research publication, highlighting recent research on the legal services market.
A snapshot of the annual firm survey 2014/15 results.
Today the Law Society publishes its report into the future of legal services.
Law Society research on categories of work undertaken by solicitors 2015.
1,502 solicitors were interviewed by telephone between May and August 2015 and asked about their pro bono work.
The Law Society/Legal Monitor City legal Index tracks publicised business deals facilitated by the top 50 UK law firms, providing a gauge of City firm input into the wider economy.
During July and October 2014, 1,517 telephone interviews were conducted with PC holders about different aspects of their working lives.
An investigation into the potential impact of the SRA's Training for Tomorrow proposals on the global reputation of solicitors of England and Wales.
This short report highlights the diversity profile of solicitors.
Law firms' perceptions and experiences of professional indemnity insurance (PII) for the period 2014-15.
In January 2015, the Law Society and Catax Solutions conducted a survey with solicitors who are involved in commercial property transactions.
The earnings factsheet figures are based on a sample of 502 private practitioners.
Law Society research on categories of work undertaken by solicitors 2014.
The earnings figures provided in this factsheet are based on a sample of 204 individuals working in commerce and industry.
Our research has found that most solicitors find their careers highly rewarding.
The findings of this report draw attention to wider issues around diversity networks and the role these networks play in firms.
This report describes the size and composition of the solicitors' profession and describes trends in the entry of solicitors to the profession.
During November 2013 to January 2014, senior representatives from 900 private practice firms were interviewed by telephone about the work and practices of their firm.
The Law Society's short-to-medium term forecasting model for real turnover in the legal services sector is based on 6 main economic drivers of growth.
This report outlines the findings from a set of questions relating to experience of health and wellbeing.
Law firms' perceptions and experiences of professional indemnity insurance (PII) for the period 2013-14.
This factsheet is based on the 221 individuals of the 1,506 random sample, who provided salary data, were working full-time and were on a permanent contract.
This factsheet is based on the 532 individuals of the 1,506 random sample, who provided salary data, were working full-time and were either on a permanent contract or at partnership level.
Research into legal aid expenditure forecasts.
This research was undertaken by the Regulatory Policy Institute on behalf of the Legal Services Board (LSB) and supported by the Law Society.
A random sample of 1,506 practising certificate (PC) holders were interviewed by telephone during June to August 2013. Solicitors were asked about different aspects of their working lives and about any pro bono work they may have undertaken...
A Law Society project team has produced a series of assessments of the shape, nature and size of the legal services market in UK/England and Wales and the factors likely to drive change in the future.
The survey in winter 2012-13 was completed by 1,001 firms, 712 firms from the 2011 survey and 289 randomly selected firms.
Law firms' perceptions and experiences of professional indemnity insurance (PII) for the period 2012-13.
The research's aim was to identify the potential impact of the reform to legal aid scope on the public purse.
Senior representatives from 1,000 firms were surveyed during April and May 2011 for their views and firms' experiences of regulation..
Solicitors' involvement in school governance, including their motivation for becoming school governors and the skills utilised in this role.
The data in this report was provided by experienced and successful women who have been in the legal profession for between ten and thirty years.
The 2009 survey of LGB Solicitors was conducted by the Interlaw Diversity Forum for LGBT Networks and the Law Society.
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