Market Insights

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The legal profession has had one of the busiest years on record

Law firms and in-house teams are finding it difficult to keep up with service demands and workloads. Transactional work post Covid lockdowns has surged: particularly mergers and acquisitions, funds management, finance, property, infrastructure, employment law, and regulatory work. Lawyers are being lured overseas by firms offering higher salaries. Pent up demand from Australian lawyers who have remained in Australia due to closed borders has added to this exodus. Staff shortages are now acute and time to hire is increasing, creating business issues, and forcing law firms and in-house teams to turn away work. Click below to find out more.

Market advice

Employers are competing fiercely to attract and retain staff and are offering financial rewards and incentives not seen in the legal market for well over a decade. The challenge for employers in 2022 is securing and…

Salary advice

We welcome you to contact us for tailored advice. Lawyers paid a salary at the higher end of the bands are usually top performers and/or employees who bring with them an additional skill that is over and above.

Roundtable briefings

We regularly bring corporate counsel together to discuss the challenges, concerns and opportunities facing legal professionals today. We share the insights so that everyone in the profession can benefit.

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