The pandemic has dwarfed Brexit as the key challenge to law firms but its overall impact has not been as bad as feared, a key report has concluded.

Although confidence among small firms was “surprisingly high”, the survival of many depends on their clients’ viability.

The 2020 Bellwether report on covid-19 and the legal industry found that the industry “has remained remarkably robust”; but there is a divergence of opinion as to the pandemic’s long-term impact.

The report focuses on the sector’s operational response, the commercial implications and the human impact of the pandemic on the legal market – and how firms plan to survive.

The report culminated from 1...

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