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 Annual Statistics Report 2018 describes the size and composition of the solicitors' profession and trends in entry to the profession.
We conducted a research project to investigate whether technology is the key to unlocking access to justice innovation.
This report aims to complement the largest quantitative global survey on women in the law undertaken by the Law Society.
Our report shows how failures in the justice system are leading to injustice, and sets out policy recommendations for the government.
The map shows what we know today about where complex algorithms are being used in the justice system in England and Wales.
This report contains findings and recommendations concerning the use of algorithmic systems in the criminal justice system.
This report examines the top findings from the 225 women's roundtable discussions held as part of our Women in Leadership in Law project.
Our research explores what types of lawtech providers are gaining traction in different sectors of the profession and the drivers behind this.
The Law Society has produced a report in partnership with website security provider, SharkGate.
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.
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.
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.
This Horizon Scanning report explores what dramatic changes to the future of work driven by technology and globalisation mean for future lawyers.
This Horizon Scanning report examines the potential influence of AI technology in legal services and its impact on legal processes, jobs and values.
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.
This Horizon Scanning snapshot examines the implications of autonomous vehicles in the longer term for solicitors, law firms and the legal sector.
This Horizon Scanning snapshot explores the legal risks surrounding the surrender of personal data in favour of a more connected life.
This Horizon Scanning radar plots the key events and drivers within political, economic, legal and technological fields on to a target map.
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.
This Horizon Scanning report explores the potential use cases of blockchain, its challenges and opportunities, and what this might mean for solicitors.
This Horizon Scanning report looks at what a rise or fall in the Chinese economy and its position on the world stage might mean for the legal sector.
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.
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