FTC London – UK Legal Labour Market Trends, November 2021
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.