FTC London – UK Legal Labour Market Trends, November 2021

What has been the impact on legal fixed-term contract roles in London since the pandemic? Which FTC practice areas are most sought after by the capital’s legal firms? Download our report for these and other legal labour market insights.

BCL Legal & Vacancysoft

Written in partnership with BCL Legal, this report analyses London’s legal fixed-term contract (FTC) labour market. It reviews the hiring trends in the capital over a six-year period; examines the most in-demand practice areas for new FTC staff; compares the recruitment activity of the Magic Circle, Silver Circle and top American firms; and provides an overview of vacancy volumes by top firms. Key findings include:

  • Q2 2020 represented an all-time low in FTC London hiring; June 2021 was a record high
  • FTC roles for legal real estate specialists are the most popular in the capital this year
  • Magic Circle firms account for the most new FTC vacancies
  • Simmons & Simmons has the highest ratio of FTC jobs to permanent legal vacancies

For more insights on the UK legal labour market, download the report now.

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