2020 has undoubtably brought many challenges, it has also driven change, particularly the en masse transition to working from home. Countless industries have adapted in impressive fashion and the legal profession in particular has been a standout success story in this regard. Traditionally slow to adopt change, the work from home (WFH) move has typified that lawyers aren’t just coping but are working more effectively than ever, here are some of the reasons why:
As a recruiter I wait a lot. I wait for clients deciding to hire, for candidates to consider an opportunity and for peers to update me on joint endeavours, this is my cost of doing business.
With the global health issue stealing the spotlight for 2020 I have found myself waiting more than ever. Fast food, iPhone apps and fibre internet came about because we want everything now.
At date of writing: mid-July 2020 there is a significantly greater supply of lawyers looking for new positions than there are open positions for them to transition into. Let’s look at why this is and consider the implications for the legal recruitment market from both a client and candidate perspective.
The majority of articles I read on the corona virus are written to promote a particular agenda, buy gold or another specified service, they paint an overly bleak or rosy picture and distort reality to serve their purpose.
The following is a brief (and hopefully balanced) assessment of where the business of hiring lawyers stands as or March 19th, 2020 in the London market: