Data compiled by the Legal Services Board (LSB) from legal services regulators has shown that the sector has remained “stable” during the pandemic. The data suggests that while parts of the profession have faced challenges, overall numbers of regulated lawyers remained in line with pre-pandemic norms. 

The LSB asked various regulators, including the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), to provide information on practising certificates renewals and numbers of law firms, to assess the number of lawyers and firms currently regulated.

The LSB compared the number of solicitors registered to practise prior to the pandemic, against the number registered since the start of the pandemic. The number of regulated...

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