Legal Market Research

Each year at Realm, we carry out in-depth research to better understand the state of the market so that we can effectively advise the law firms we work with.  

We're excited to be launching our 2022 annual research. Last year's data, which was featured in publications such as Legal Futures and Legal cheek, revealed that for the first time, flexibility had overtaken pay as the top priority for lawyers looking for a new role

This year, we want your views on the importance you place on factors such as diversity, social responsibility and doing good for the community when choosing an employer.

We then use these insights to advice law firms on what they can do better to ensure their people are as satisfied as possible at work, and championing for positive change across the legal sector

To thank you for your time, we’ll enter you into our prize draw to win one of five £100 vouchers for a retailer of your choice.

Click on the image below to fill out the survey, we'd love to hear your views!



If you would like to understand more about what we will do with all this information, take a look at the results of our 2021 research along with our recommendations for law firms in our report: The Great Talent Shortage: Adapting Your Attraction and Retention Strategies for 2022


Some of our key findings: 

  • Only 20% of lawyers are actively looking for a new role 

  • 83% of lawyers said that flexible working would be important to them if they were to look for a new job 

  • 41% of lawyers say getting a pay rise in their next role is very important to them 

  • Almost half of lawyers do not believe they are paid fairly 

  • 44% of lawyers don’t think the leadership of their firm is representative of the firm as a whole 

As featured in:

The Business Desk - Job security confidence returns to North West legal sector |

Law Gazette - Flexible working is now the most important consideration for lawyers looking to move | Law Gazette Jobs

Legal Cheek - Flexibility trumps pay as lawyers top priority, research shows - Legal Cheek

City A.M.- Flexible working more important to lawyers than salaries, report finds (

Above the Law - Biglaw’s Choices In The War For Talent: More Flexibility Or More Money | Above the Law

Today's Wills & Probate - Flexibility overtakes pay as top priority for practitioners | Today's Wills and Probate (

Today's Conveyancer - Flexibility overtakes pay as top priority for practitioners | Today's Conveyancer (

Legal Futures - Flexible working overtakes pay as top priority for job-seeking lawyers - Legal Futures

To learn more or to have a conversation with one of our specialists about how you can improve your attraction and retention strategies, feel free to get in touch on 03300 245 606 or email


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