Real Estate – UK Legal Labour Market Focus, March 2021

Which legal firms experienced a drop in hiring for real estate lawyers? Which sub-specialisation was most in-demand? Download our report to discover how recruitment for real estate lawyers fared in a difficult year — and where the recovery is in the first months of 2021.
Legal Target & Vacancysoft
Written in partnership with Legal Target, this report analyses professional real estate lawyer vacancies across England and Wales — comparing in-house (IH) and private practice (PP) recruitment; hiring levels across the regions and by industry/sector; a breakdown of the most popular sub-specialisations; and an overview of the recruitment activity of top firms. Key findings include:

  • Real estate lawyer vacancies were hit harder than overall legal vacancies in 2020
  • Gowling WLG was the busiest recruiter in 2020; Shoosmiths leads in 2021
  • Hiring for IH real estate lawyers was less impacted than in PP
  • Wales experienced the biggest drop in PP hiring; Yorkshire & Humber for IH
  • Vacancies in the real estate and construction industry dropped 11.9% year-on-year
  • Recruitment for residential real estate lawyers was the most resilient

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