Organisation Description Year
The Law Society

The solicitors profession the North West Region

Number of all organisations employing solicitors and number of law firms

2006
The Law Society

The solicitors profession the South East Region

Number of all organisations employing solicitors and number of law firms

2006
London School of Economics

Constitutional continuity: Jack Straw speech at the London School of Economics

80% of all legal aid work was performed by firms with less than 4 partners (page 5).

2009
The Law Society

The solicitors profession the Greater London Region

Number of all organisations employing solicitors and number of law firms

2006
The Law Society

The solicitors profession the North East Region

Number of all organisations employing solicitors and number of law firms

2006
The Law Society

The solicitors profession in the East Midlands

Number of all organisations employing solicitors and number of law firms

2006
Ministry of Justice

Legal Services Bill – Full Regulatory Impact Assessment

Profile of firms taking legal aid work (page 52).

2007
Legal Advice Sector Partnership Steering Group

Advice forward: developing skills for the future

Range of advice services offered, broken down by service entity type (page 11)

2006
Ministry of Justice

Twelve months later: does advice help? The impact of debt advice – advice agency clients study – Kim Williams and Anna Sansom

Report indicates a switch from law firms to not for profit sector for LSC-funded debt advice (page 5) provision.

2007
BMG Research / Skills for Justice

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

Table shows which part of third legal sector survey respondents were a part of (page 15).

2009
Legal Services Policy Institute

The Legal Services Act 2007: Implications for the Bar ‘s Sources of Work – Professor Stephen Mayson

There are 85k solicitors in Private Practice, distributed among some 10k firms. Only 500 or so of those firms have more than 10 partners but they account for 54% of all solicitors in private practice. In addition these firms generate about 2 thirds of total fee income. – Page 2

2008
The Law Society

The solicitors profession the South West Region

Number of all organisations employing solicitors and number of law firms

2006
Bar Council

The Future of the Bar by Nicholas Green QC, June 2010

There are approximately 734 sets of Chambers with 347 being in London and 387 in the provinces. This however includes 391 sole practitioners of whom 143 are in London and 247 in the provinces.
Page 9

2010
The Law Society

The solicitors profession the West Midlands Region

Number of all organisations employing solicitors and number of law firms

2006
Department for Constitutional Affairs

Second survey of solicitors on their use of barristers Frontier Economics

Within sample group, number of different legal aid cases handled (page 17). More data on number of cases, and prevalence of use of barristers in those cases (page 18).

2005
The Law Society

More civil justice? The impact of the Woolf reforms on pre-action behaviour

Breakdown of PI firms by size, and percentage of income (page 25- 26).

2002
The Law Society

The solicitors profession the Yorkshire & Humberside Region

Number of all organisations employing solicitors and number of law firms

2006
The Law Society

Review of the regulation of corporate legal work

Data on types of advice firms advise on (page 73 onwards).

2009
The Law Society

The solicitors profession the Wales

Number of all organisations employing solicitors and number of law firms

2006
Department for Constitutional Affairs

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

Estimates of the number of providers

2006
A4e/Howells

Solutions to legal provisions emerging from outside of legal service

One CLAC provider in Hull and Leicester – 70,000 customers (page 4).

2010
Office of Fair Trading

Competition in professions

Market share of top 15 firms by turnover (2000) summarised (page 48/73). Solicitors have 95% of the coveyancing market (page 83/58). Chambers specialism summarised by practice area (page 70).

2001
Legal Services Research Centre

Findings from the Legal Advice Sector Workforce Surveys

Paid for legal advice -workforce by entity worked for (page 5).

2007