Legal Professional Salaries

The world of law changes on a regular basis, so Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment has kicked off its annual Big Data Survey and is inviting legal employees all over the UK to take part.

The salary and benefits benchmarker was launched last year and immediately acknowledged within the legal industry for shining a spotlight on all the issues facing legal recruitment, as well as for spotting trends within the ever-changing legal landscape. 

Last year's survey pinpointed a massive discrepancy between legal staff and their employers with regard to bonuses, which helped a number of companies target candidates more strategically. By highlighting the needs of potential recruits as well as future trends in the industry, we hope to again provide valuable insights that will make the recruitment process more effective for all concerned.

By crunching salary data and comparing benefits across a range of demographics including geographical regions, gender, age and practice areas, we aim to identify what delivers job satisfaction across the UK and get under the skin of what current career motivators really are. 

Last year we used data from thousands of legal professionals and highlighted PI and Property lawyers as the fastest-growing potential earners, as well as noting a shortage of women in senior positions. We also revealed that flexitime was the number one desire of legal staff – above any other type of bonus or incentive – but it was not included in most recruitment packages.

This year, respondents will all go into a draw to win a Sonos Play:5 Wireless Hi Fi. Not bad for a festive treat! The survey is confidential and takes approximately five minutes. 

The survey can be completed here:….

Gemma Rush, Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment