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June 2016
  Legal sector stock exchange  

Big test for legal sector as UK stocks ride the big dipper

A few months ago we reminded our readers that the health of the legal sector was pretty much determined by the fortunes of the UK and global economies. This was the time when the consequences of the slump in the oil price was beginning to be factored into economic growth forecasts. The price of petrol at the pump was in some way a barometer for the constitution of the sector.     

Brexit is a different kettle of fish. There's going to be no shortage of coverage across all channels but if you want to filter out the extremes and take some position on how things in legal are going to shape up over the next 12 to 18 months then google the FTSE 250. The FTSE 250 is the best domestic gauge on confidence in the UK economy because it includes a lot of smaller UK focused companies. The index fell 14% in the first few trading days following the referendum but at the time of writing had risen 6% from that low.  

So things are starting to look a little more settled as confidence returns to the stock market and FTSE 250, ergo investors begin to endorse the UK economy again. It's perhaps worth remembering that the biggest screams on a rollercoaster are always heard on the dips.  

Read more | How have law firm share prices fared post Brexit vote? 


Brexi boost to Employment Law?

It's too early to say for sure what impact Brexit will have on the legal sector but we are predicting that Employment Lawyers may be amongst some of the bigger beneficiaries in the legal profession.

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Touchpoint reaches 100

Our monthly newsletter Touchpoint can boast a truly global reach. It is now read in over 100 countries and across each of the seven continents by a network of subscribers working in or orbiting the legal profession.  

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Regional distribution of legal vote

It seems a lot longer than 2 weeks have passed since we conducted our legal sector Brexit poll when 521 legal professionals responded to our survey.

Although 57% of respondents told us they wanted the UK to stay in the European Union there were a number of parallels with the referendum that took place on Thursday 23rd June.

How the legal profession voted 

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Get your motor running

Shanti Shah is a Senior Associate at Trowers and Hamlins Bahrain office. Shanti joined Trowers this year as a result of a Douglas Scott introduction; having previously worked in the UK at Shakespeare Martineau, Corbett and Co, Pinsent Masons and Bond Pearce. 

Shanti kindly found the time to share some insight into life in the Middle East and his personal and professional drivers.

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