Organisation Description Year
Legal Services Research Centre

Routine Diversity Monitoring of the Supplier Base

Survey results for 43% of legal aid solicitors firms and NfP organisations.
Ethnicity of fee earners and non fee earners broken down into crime and civil -solicitors page 12 – NfPs paid employees and volunteers page 14 and by Quality Mark Level page 15

2009
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Breakdown of staff by grade and size of firm – including gearing – pages 27-28

2006
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Breakdown of staff by grade and size of firm – including gearing – pages 27-28

2005
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Breakdown of staff by grade and size of firm – including gearing – pages 27-28

2004
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Breakdown of staff by grade and size of firm – including gearing – pages 27-28

2003
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Breakdown of staff by grade and size of firm – including gearing – pages 33-35

2001
International Financial Services London

Legal Services 2009 Data

Breakdown of recorded employment in legal services in the UK – Table 11, Table 12, Chart 10

2009
Legal Advice Sector Partnership Steering Group

Advice forward: developing skills for the future

Breakdown of workforce roles in PfP, private practice and governmental advice providers (page 10).

2006
Otterburn Legal Consulting

Financial and management training needs in solicitor firm For the Legal Services Commission

Survey of Legal Aid firms in 2008, undertaken to assess financial capabilities found that:
Survey received 527 responses,
“Firms with total legal aid fees of under

2009
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Breakdown of staff by grade and size of firm – including gearing – pages 25-26

2009
Fordham Law Review

Supply Chains & Porous Boundaries: The Disaggregation of Legal Services, Milton C Regan Jr & Palmer T Heenan

Division of work on a case – p 2148

2010
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Breakdown of staff by grade and size of firm – including gearing – pages 25-26

2008
Legal Services Commission

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

Female barristers are more likely than male barristers to do legal aid work, while BME barristers are more likely to do crime work than their white counterparts (page ii). Further discussion on the type of legal work undertaken by advocates with certain demographics (page 2). More details on page 5.

2009
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Breakdown of staff by grade and size of firm – including gearing – pages 25-26

2007
The Law Society

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

For bulk work, some firms make extensive use of unqualified paralegals (page 50). Not clear whether this trend is Woolf-led or market led (page 51).

2002
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Breakdown of staff by grade and size of firm – including gearing – pages 26-27

2002
John Flood

Globalization and Large Law Firms

History of global law firms including the tournament for partnership.

2007
Legal Services Research Centre

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

Report summarises job titles of survey respondent for law firms (page 38) and then the NFP sector (page 39 onwards).

2006
Legal Services Research Centre

Criminal Case Profiling Study: Final report 2001Pascoe Pleasance Hannah Quirk

Reporting on criminal law firms:
All of the sample firms provided 24-hour own solicitor cover and most had at least one member of staff on at least one duty solicitor rota or panel. Some firms, particularly the London ones where the schemes were geographically closer, were on several. Some firms used agents at times when fee-earners did not want to do out of hours work, were engaged at court, or where the police station was some distance away. All of the firms who used agents or non-solicitor fee earners reported that they were accredited police station representatives. Several firms employed agencies staffed by ex-police officers, or employed ex-police officers directly as legal executives
Page 45

2001
International Journal of the LegalProfession

Legal executives and the phantom of legal professionalism: the rise and rise of the third branch of the legal profession?Andrew M Francis

Research into Legal Executives in 2002 based on interviews with ILEX and Law Society representatives:
Reports on the solicitors seniority over legal executives,
“however, within a law firm individual legal executives may be more highly valued than individual solicitors. However, where this success is achieved, it is typically on the basis of the individual

2002
The Law Society

What will be the impact of ABS on geographic access to justice? Phase 1 Final report July 2010 Prepared for the Law Society by Oxera

Research report looking at the potential impact of ABS on geographical access -
Interviews with 15 stakeholders (existing providers and potential new entrants).
States that some interviewees said that “it was possible to deliver telephones based legal advice using a ratio of solicitors to paralegals/legal executives in the order of 1:8, 1:12 or even higher”. Highlights UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) listing legal associate professionals as the third fastest-growing occupation in the UK between 2001 and 2009 expanding by around 33%. Page 12.

2010
International Financial Services London

Legal Services – City Business Series

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

2005
BMG Research / Skills for Justice

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

Summary of workforce roles within survey group organisations (page 29). More on workforce roles (page 37).

2009
International Financial Services London

Legal Services 2009

Breakdown of recorded employment in legal services in the UK – Page 10]

2009
The Law Society

Trends in the solicitors

Breakdown of staff by grade and size of firm – including gearing – pages 33-35

2000
The Law Society

Corporate counsel

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

2008