Relocation, Relocation. Attraction and retention in the regions.
57% of legal professionals would up sticks and take a job in another region according to our survey which attracted 3,000 legal sector respondents. It was a similar story last year but represents an increase of 7.5% on the 53% lawyers who declared their itchy feet in 2015.
Of course there is a bit of a swing across the age groups with the tipping point being around the age of 35. Approximately two thirds of lawyers under the age of 35 would take a role outside of the region they are currently residing in compared to just a third over the age of 35.
If you are considering relocating then check out our really insightful interview with David Varnham, a Banking Partner who we placed in to the Birmingham based office of Mills and Reeve, following his decision to relocate and leave his London based Allen and Overy role.
We have also crunched some of our legal sector specific big data to find out which regions are successfully attracting talent from outside of their locality and which ones are most at risk of the dreaded brain drain.
Enjoy the bank holiday. Have a great May. Don't leave it so long the next time you get in touch.
Which region has the x factor for Solicitors and other legal professionals considering a relocate?