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.
The Law Society has produced a report in partnership with website security provider, SharkGate.
Law Society research shows the impact on victims of domestic violence of the changes to legal aid eligibility rules regarding capital and income under LASPO.
Professor Donald Hirsch has conducted a report for the Law Society for inclusion in the Society's submissions to the MoJ's review of LASPO 2012.
Forecasts of turnover, employment, net exports and prices for the UK legal services sector.
The Law Society has carried out new analysis that reveals that an average day of court time costs at least £2,692.
Research undertaken by Ipsos-MORI in collaboration with Law Society Research Unit shows that: shows a clear statistical link between getting early legal advice and resolving problems sooner.
The Annual Statistics Report 2017 describes the size and composition of the solicitors' profession and describes trends in entry to the profession.
Research from the University of Loughborough, commissioned by the Law Society, has found that the legal aid means test is preventing families in poverty from accessing justice.
Issue 7 of the Law Society's regular round-up of 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.
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.
Four years ago, the then government implemented the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). Hundreds of thousands of people who were eligible for legal aid on 31 March 2013 became ineligible the very next day.
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.
Since the EU referendum result, we have been gathering our members' views on the impact that leaving the EU could have on both their clients and their businesses.
Issue 4 of Research Roundup, the Law Society’s regular publication highlighting recent research on the legal services market.
Diversity profile of the solicitors' profession 2015 - published October 2015
The Law Society's response to the SRA consultation 'Looking to the Future - flexibility and public protection'.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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