How did the legal profession change in 2020?

Written by: Ethan Cumming
Published on: 19 Jan 2021

TL survey 2021

Last year was more chaotic and tumultuous than most others in recent history, with individuals and organisations across the world feeling unique and largely negative impacts from 2020’s many twists and turns.

As the UK’s leading legal jobs board, we want to learn and in turn share more with you about how the legal profession changed in 2020.

How has the job market shifted? What has been the impact on salaries and bonuses? How many legal professionals were put on furlough?

To answer these questions and many others, we are looking for Lawyers, Solicitors, Paralegals, In-House Counsel, Legal Secretaries and other legal professionals of all titles and levels to divulge the details of their working lives and the effect 2020 had on their careers.

We will also ask about recurring themes and trends identified in previous TotallyLegal audience surveys.

For example, over the past several years we have recorded significant discrepancies in gender pay and representation which have so far shown very little improvement. In 2019 the gender pay gap in the legal profession was 11% above the national average at 28%.

In completing our survey, you will be helping us to determine whether the events of the past year accelerated, reversed or had no impact on such trends, while also allowing us to identify the emergence of new shifts in the profession.

Fill out our survey today to find out how your profession changed in 2020.

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