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June 2017
  Solicitors work life balance  

Work life balance remains the main obstacle to partnership

Although 7 in 10 lawyers aspire to partnership or a leadership role within their firm 43% of those turned off by the prospect cite work life balance as the main reason they are turning their back on the prospect.  

31% stated that they did not want the stress associated with the role, nearly 1 in 5 believed the glass ceiling had created a fait accompli and 9 % were not interested in partnership due to lack of opportunity for flexible working.

3,000 legal professionals responded to our survey.

We got even more granular looking at male female split and whether there was any difference in the perception from the high street to top 50.    


Legal sector needs to work harder to retain talent

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%. 

Read on for gender / employer type variations


Vintage Crop - Leanne Maund, Corporate Associate at recently crowned Law Firm of the Year Mishcon de Reya

Leanne Maund relocated to London and secured a job at top law firm Mishcon de Reya.

Leanne provides some insight into her professional motivators and has a top tip for a great night out in London. 


What's trending in our offices...

What's all the chatter been about at Douglas Scott this month?


Big DS welcome

To recent hire Elle Heeley who joins the North West desk 


Nina Glastonbury

No wellies required this time as Nina hits Glastonbury again. 


Gateau job

Our candidate who took home made cakes to interview + got the job.


Join the jetset

Holiday season for some of the team. Sri Lanka, Belgium, Cote d'Azur .


6 job search hacks


Medical and Clinical Negligence opportunities


Big Boppers, roles paying £75k and above


Leeds based property law jobs and opportunities


London based legal jobs and opportunities 


Quick link to all legal job search 


In-House legal opportunities

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