We undertake and commission research and produce reports 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.
Forecasts of turnover, employment, net exports and prices for the UK legal services sector.
Recent research on solicitors' salaries and categories of work.
Recent research on the legal services market.
Read the Law Society's annual surveys of solicitor's renewal experiences to ascertain areas of difficulty and analyse market trends.
The Annual Statistics Report 2016 describes the size and composition of the solicitors' profession and describes trends in entry to the profession.
This report looks at the front line of technological change and innovation in the legal sector.
Issue 4 of Research Roundup, the Law Society’s regular publication highlighting recent research on the legal services market.
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.
Diversity profile of the solicitors' profession 2015 - published October 2015
Read the latest research in our survey on in-house solicitor earnings for 2015
Results of private practice earnings research findings for practitioners from Law Society's 2015 PC holder survey
This is the third issue of Research Roundup, the Law Society's quarterly publication highlighting recent research on the legal services market.
In the largest ever survey of legal needs in England and Wales, more than 8000 people responded to Ipsos-MORI's questions about legal issues.
Law Society 2015 GC350 study shows that in-house legal teams are growing their influence and credibility, and two thirds of GC now have a seat on the board.
The Law Society welcomed a report from the SRA describing a positive picture for solicitors' anti-money laundering compliance.
For the second year running professional indemnity insurance (PII) renewal went smoothly for the vast majority of firms, our 2015-16 PII survey has found.
This report describes the size and composition of the solicitors' profession and describes trends in entry to the profession.
This is the second issue of Research Roundup, the Law Society's quarterly publication highlighting recent research on the legal services market.
The Law Society is committed to ensuring effective access to justice in Wales.
New analysis shows that an 8,000 jobs boost follows each one per cent growth in legal services.
The income of firms polled in the 2016 Law Management Section (LMS) Financial Benchmarking Survey has increased for a sixth consecutive year.
A snapshot of the annual firm survey 2014/15 results.
The Law Society has published the first issue of its new, quarterly research publication, highlighting recent research on the legal services market.
Today the Law Society publishes its report into the future of legal services.
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.
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.
A comprehensive picture of how firms are performing during a major period of change has been revealed in one of the largest surveys of solicitors' firms undertaken, on behalf of the Law Society, the MoJ and the LSB.
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