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Please see below our quick reads detailing market insight, company updates and curated resources for both our clients and talent network.

DE&I and the Legal Sector

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) involves cherishing the differences among your employees while shielding them from discrimination. It focuses on representation, fairness, and equal opportunities for all genders, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities, and ages.

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The Energy Crisis and the Legal Market

As the grip of the pandemic softened, and countries began to recover, demand for gas started to increase again. However, this could not be met due to a shortage in supply, causing gas prices to increase in 2021.

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ESG, COP 26 and what this means for Law firms

As we look back on 2021, we wanted to take the time to reflect on ESG and COP 26, and what this means for the legal sector as a whole. The most recent ESG market review published in November highlighted the surge in popularity for investment as well as how this became a trend throughout the entirety of 2021.

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Return to work: How has it changed?

With remote working being one of the most significant changes implemented by firms globally due to the Covid-19 pandemic, return to work strategies are a hot topic due to the conflict of opinions from Partner through to Associate levels across the UK and US.

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Salary changes within law what does this mean?

The search for the brightest thinkers has caused many London firms to reevaluate their salaries for entry-level and mid-level legal talent. This change has seen some US firms offering newly qualified salaries starting at £153,300, with some also including bonuses and better flexibility when working.

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Women in Law

The discourse on women in law has continued to evolve over the last few years, and although progress is being made, there are evidently gaps in diversity initiatives across the majority of firms who are looking to attract, retain, and promote women.

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Hybrid Working in 2021: What Have We Learned From the Past Year?

Over the past year, we have seen a number of challenges unfold due to lockdown restrictions and an economic slow-down, but we are positive that these hurdles have forced businesses to think critically about the future of work.

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What Does Economic Growth Look Like in 2021?

The global economy has inevitably struggled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however a worldwide vaccine rollout has provided light at the end of the tunnel. It has been incredibly encouraging to see the economy growing after many months of regression across a number of sectors. 

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London Partner Hires January – December 2020

2020 was a challenging year for all, and the legal sector was no exception. Although a lot of firms continued to work at a steady, or even accelerated rate, promotions and job changes plateaued.

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