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New research from legal recruiter BCL Legal and data analytics firm Vacancysoft has found vacancies for lawyers in England and Wales have maintained high numbers since early Spring and continue to meet pre-pandemic levels.

The data showed private practice recruitment in the third quarter of the year was up 92.1 per cent year-on-year, which represented a 46.8 per cent rise compared to 2019.

In the second quarter, legal vacancies reached almost 2,000 published jobs (1,956 vacancies), which equated to a 122 per cent year-on-year jump and a 55.2 per cent rise against 2019 levels. 

However, hiring dipped by 19.2 per cent month-on-month in September, falling below 500 hires for the first time since February, which the re...

Suzanne Townley
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