Almost 50 per cent of respondents said firms are insisting teams come into the office five days a week

LexisNexis Legal & Professional has released the 10th Anniversary edition of the Bellwether Report 2022, an annual survey of independent law firms throughout England and Wales.

The survey of 345 small firms and solo legal professionals was conducted in March this year. The report, entitled ‘Transformation troubles’, suggests firms are starting to feel the benefit of tough decisions made during the peak of the pandemic.

Business confidence has returned to pre-pandemic levels – 91 per cent of respondents were ‘quite confident’ or ‘very confident’ about the future of their firms.

33 per cent noted th...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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