The overall market value of the legal sector is estimated to be £20bn, with personal Injury, accident and medical negligence work accounting for much of this revenue. However, due to the crisis brought on by COVID-19, law firms and commercial legal branches have been compelled to adapt to the new economic pressures, changing the way they recruit, manage their workforce, and even their service offerings.
Many law firms and corporate legal departments have had to decrease their headcount and re-evaluated their hiring plans. Competition to attract the very best legal talent is fierce with many leading employers creating increasingly competitive salary and compensation packages to attract and retain top legal talent. However, high calibre legal talent is looking for more from their employers than ever before, which presents you with the ideal opportunity to enhance your company culture.
Top candidates are looking for:
- Attractive bonus structures
- Flexible working opportunities
- Employers who are innovative
- Forward-thinking technology and processes
- An employer with good corporate social responsibility ideals
The Heat Recruitment Legal Salary Survey is your definitive guide to legal professional salaries across the UK. We hope you will find this information insightful as your look to attract the legal talent you need to ensure business growth.
We hope you will enjoy our Salary Survey, and if you would like us to provide further market analysis and create a bespoke hiring strategy and salary benchmarks for your upcoming strategic hires, please get in touch.