Organisation Description Year
Legal Services Research Centre

Findings from the Legal Advice Sector Workforce Surveys

Estimate workforce (page 5) for publically funded advice – by region. More detailed demographics (page 7-9).

2007
Legal Services Board

Possible futures for international law firms

Graph breaks down solicitor headcounts by feature of entity they work for – public sector, private practice etc (page 2).

2010
Commerce & Industry Group

A fine line: further guidance to in-house lawyers in England and Wales on ensuring good corporate governance in your organisation

In relation to in-house positions, in-house lawyers do not have a monopoly on company secretarial positions (page 5)

2006
Audit Commission

Sheffield City Council – legal servicesBest value inspection service

Legal team had 215 employees (43 who charge for their services).

2001
Bar Standards Board

Review of Pupillage – Report of the Working Group

Page 42 – summary of tenancies at self-employed and employed bar (over time).

2010
International Financial Services London

Legal Services 2009

Proportion of solicitors in international firms in London – page 2

The strength of London as an international centre for legal services is reinforced by the expertise of barristers involved in international practice. Over 1,200 members of the Commercial Bar Association and many members of the Specialist Bar Associations practice in the field of international commercial law – page 2

Role of commercial barristers and main services offered – pages 8-9

2009
Bar Council

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

Approximately 20% of those called to the Bar each year are from other jurisdictions. These return to their home countries to practise. Page 75

2010
The Law Society

Categories of Work Undertaken by Solictors

Breakdown of categories of work undertaken by solicitors including gender

2006
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)

Table showing the %age of private practitioners who had worked with different client types:
Private individuals without legal aid – 82%, private sector firms or companies – 64%, Overseas clients – 42%, Legally-aided private individuals – 24%, Public sector bodies – 23%, and other clients (e.g. charities, trade unions) – 21%. page 10

Looking at Specialisation within private practice:
Three-quarters of private practitioners (78%) described their current position as a

2008
The Law Society

Categories of Work Undertaken by Solictors

Breakdown of categories of work undertaken by solicitors including gender

2010
Intellectual Property Regulation Board

Register of Trade Mark Attorneys

Directory of trademark attorneys lists all of them – including their address

2013
International Financial Services London

Legal Services – City Business Series

%age of lawyers in largest law firms based in London – Page 4

2005
International Financial Services London

Legal Services 2009 Data

Proportion of solicitors in international firms in London – table 2

Number of cases and trials in the commercial court – table 10

2009
European Economics

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

Report covers that the CPS employs more than 900 advocates who are competent to appear in crown courts or above (page 8).

2009