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    Posted on 15th June 2017 in News

    The number of lawyers who believe they could achieve partnership with their current firm has fallen 10% in 12 months according to insight produced by Douglas Scott.

    In 2015 32% of lawyers believed they could make partner with their current employer, that figure grew to 41% in 2016 but in 2017 it fell back to 30%. 

    31% of female lawyers do not believe they could achieve the ambition with their current employer compared to 35% 12 months ago. 27% of male lawyers are of the same mind compared to 28% in 2016

    There is quite a lot of variation across legal sector employer types.

    UK200 law firms and Top 50 employers fared best with 39% of lawyers believing they could make partnership in their firm, 75% of high street based lawyers were in no doubt they had to move employers to make partnership. 70% of top 100 and In-House lawyers were of the same mind. 

    Douglas Scott legal recruitment places Solicitors and legal professionals of all levels in to the best legal opportunities across private practice and in-house legal sectors.   


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