Organisation Description Year
Legal Services Board

Diversity in the legal profession: a qualitative study of barriers and individual choices

Discusses firms’ tendencies to use paralegals because they are more cost-effective than qualified lawyers (page 35). Further discussion on paralegal options (page 59).

2010
Legal Services Commission

Quality assurance for advocates: Summary report of the QAA Equality and Diversity data survey and focus groups

Discussion on likely income by various classifications of advocate (page 6 – 7).

2009
Department for Constitutional Affairs

Estimating the size and nature of the civil legal advice sector in England and Wales

Drivers of the cost of advice service provision (wider than just solictors):
The major drivers of the costs of advice service provision, in order of levels of influence (highest first), were identified as:

2006
Solicitors Regulation Authority

Review of Trainee Minimum Salary – Economic and Equality Impact Assessment

EIA report produced when SRA considering removing the Minimum Trainee Salary requirement from the Handbook

2010
Legal Services Policy Institute

Training for the future: the professional preparation of lawyers for the commercial and regulatory environment after the Legal Services Act 2007

For commoditised work, case handling may be done by people with school leaving qualifications only (page 6). Summarises other professions – licensed coveyancers etc (page 6 – 7).

2009
Community Legal Service Support

Employing a solicitor for the first time

Advice agency wages (in 2003) tended to be between

2003
Department for Constitutional Affairs

Legal Disciplinary Practices: A Discussion of the Clementi Proposals. Jordi Blanes I Vidal Ian Jewitt Clare Leaver

Different incentives on hiring staff for ABS vs. traditional partnerships:
partnerships and externally owned law firms face different incentives when it comes to certifying the quality of their staff. Partnerships are better placed to commit to quality than firms with external ownership. Externally owned firms will seek to maximise total profits, while partnerships will typically seek to maximise average profits per partner. These objectives result in different hiring policies. The marginal employee hired by a profit maximising firm will be the one whose productivity equals the cost of hiring, i.e. the

2005
Legal Services Research Centre

Legal aid in Australia: the need for fundamental national reform – David Neal

In Australian survey of criminal legal aid barristers, the net annual salary was round AUS$36,383 (page 3) – way lower than other lawyers.

2010
Victorian Bar

Review of fees paid by Victoria Legal Aid to barristers in criminal cases – PricewaterhouseCoopers

Australian study comparing funding for criminal legal aid barristers, public prosecutors, law firms and in-house counsel (page 3).

2008
BMG Research / Skills for Justice

Skills in the justice sector: a survey of third sector employers 2009

In this sector, there are a large number of volunteers (page 2). Survey shows the ratios of paid to unpaid staff among survey participants (page 16).

2009
The Law Society

Ethnicity and earnings in private practice

Average earnings per solicitor – Page 6

2009
Advice Services Alliance

Employing solicitors in Citizens Advice Bureaux

Indicates that salaries currently being offered to solicitors employed in the public sector and not for profit sectors tend to be in the region of

2008
The Law Society

Trainee solictors and remuneration

Breakdown of trainee solicitors pay by size of firm and diversity

2006
Legal Services Board

Legal process outsourcing: transforming the legal landscape – Orijit Das

cost of employing LPO staff in India – Euro 20K – in the UK – Euro 200K (page 13). Charge out rates are also much lower (page 15).

2010
Legal Services Board

The future of legal services: Emerging thinking

Lucy Scott-Moncrieff – Scott-Moncrieff Harbour Sinclair – Reports that:
Kay part of competitive advantage is recruiting and retaining good people. That is achieved through paying fee earners 70% of the fees they generate and they are self-employed. Pages 48-51

2010
Bar Council

Entry to the bar working party – final report

Minimum pupillage award at chambers is

2007
Bar Council

THE ECONOMIC CASE FOR THE BAR A COMPARISON OF THE COSTS OF BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS

Overhead comparison as a %age of income between barristers and solicitors in the 1990s Page 6-7

1999
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Trainees starting salaries by region & Gender – page 46

2006
Bar Council

Access to justice: barristers working in the public interest

Overheads at chambers around 35% of turnover (page 8).

2009
Bar Standards Board

Review of Pupillage – Report of the Working Group

Refers to minimum wage rates for solicitors (page 93) and what those rates are.

2010
European Economics

Crown Prosecution Service: the choice between in-house and self-employed advocates – a critique of the CPS’ analysis

Report summarises overheads costs at the CPS (pages 11 -12).

2009
The Law Society

Earnings and work of private practice solicitors in 2007

Reporting on a representative sample of practitioners by diversity, firm size (with 2-10 partners slightly over represented) grade and age. (Pages 8-10).

The median earnings for all full-time private practitioners taken together were

2008
Institute of Legal Executives

Why become a Legal Executive Lawyer – Facts & Figures

Reports starting salaries for Legal Executives are usually up to

2010
Legal Services Research Centre

Findings from the Legal Advice Sector Workforce Surveys

Table shows breakdown of publically funded legal advice by type of employ (shows percentage of volunteer workforce) – page 11. Income costs for full-time workers on page 15.

2007
Institute of Legal Executives

What legal Executives do

Latest salary surveys found jobs for up to

2010
Nef consulting

The socio-economic value of law centres

Law Centre advice estimated to cost

2008
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Trainees starting salaries by region & Gender – page 42

2008
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Trainees starting salaries by region & Gender – page 42

2007
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Trainees starting salaries by region & Gender – page 43

2002
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Trainees starting salaries by region & Gender – page 46

2005
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Trainees starting salaries by region & Gender – page 46

2004
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Trainees starting salaries by region & Gender – page 46

2003
Legal Services Research Centre

Legal advice sector workforce: Analysis of survey findings – Marisol Smith and Tania Tam

Survey compares income for the private practice and not for profit sector (page 28)

2006
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Trainees starting salaries by region & Gender – page 64

2001
The Law Society

Corporate counsel

Survey of corporate counsel in England & Wales looking at numbers, types of organisation worked for, sectors, size of departments, salaries and roles.

2008
Audit Commission

Sheffield City Council – legal servicesBest value inspection service

Sheffield council’s legal team cost

2001
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Trainees starting salaries by region & Gender – page 42

2009
Legal Advice Sector Partnership Steering Group

Advice forward: developing skills for the future

Staff costs across various entity types compared (page 27).

2006
European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)

European Judicial Systems 2002

Staff costs of public prosecutors (page 62).

2002
Skills for Justice

Legal Services in the UK: an overview

Summarising other research, briefing on legal services in the UK states that:
2001-2008 14% increase in number of people employed in legal services sector
20% of the workforce was self-employed, and the proportion of part time workers was similar (19%)
Majority of work force female (60%), and stongly london centred compared to other businesses (30% compared to 14%)
Average gross pay for lawyers, judges, and coroners was

2010
The Law Society

Private Practice Solicitors salaries

Summary of a survey. Earnings of private practice by grade and size of firm – Page 2
Earnings of private practice by grade and location – Pages 3 & 4
Earnings of salaried partners by PQE – Page 5
Earnings of assistant and associate solicitors by PQE – Page 5
Earnings by grade and tenure with current firm – Page 6
Earnings by category and degree of specialism – Page 7
Earnings by grade & legal aid – Page 9

2008
The Law Society

Private Practice Solicitors salaries

Summary of a survey. Earnings of private practice by grade and size of firm – Page 6
Earnings of private practice by grade and location – Pages 7 & 8
Earnings of salaried partners by PQE – Page 9
Earnings of assistant and associate solicitors by PQE – Page 10
Earnings by grade and tenure with current firm – Page 10
Earnings by category and degree of specialism – Page 11

2005
The Law Society

Private Practice Solicitors salaries

Summary of a survey. Earnings of private practice by grade and size of firm – Page 6
Earnings of private practice by grade and location – Pages 7 & 8
Earnings of salaried partners by PQE – Page 9
Earnings of assistant and associate solicitors by PQE – Page 10
Earnings by grade and tenure with current firm – Page 10
Earnings by category and degree of specialism – Page 10
Earnings by grade & legal aid – Page 11

2007
Law Centres Federation

Fundamental Legal Aid Review

Summary of minimum staff costs for law centre (page 23 – 26).

2004
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Trainees starting salaries by region & Gender – page 70

2000
Acritas

2010 Global Elite Analysis

Some information on the cost of legal advice to corporate

2010