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February 2022 Legal Job Market Update – Check Video

Andrew Murdoch

Andrew Murdoch

Managing Director

Hello and welcome to another in-house legal market job update.
In my 15 years of in-house legal recruitment, I have never seen such a strong market for lawyers with up to six years post qualification experience.
There’s been a surge in demand from in-house legal teams and simultaneously a shortage of lawyers looking to move into those roles.
Private practice wages have increased by 10% to 30% over the past year and that seems to be having the desired effect of lawyers staying within the firms.
A lack of immigration or junior lawyers coming into the country and general employment conditions, with unemployment at 4% the lowest in 50 years, are all having an impact on this market.
If you’ve thought about a move from private practice to in-house or indeed changing in-house positions, now is the time to consider it.
If you’d like to talk further how you can leverage these market conditions, then please give us a call at Dovetail.
Thank you.