Something for the Weekend: Vital Statistics
From the Department of Random Surveys….
Partners at UK law firms tend to be younger, on average, the bigger the firm they work for, reveals research by Edward Drummond, a management consultancy for law firms. According to Edward Drummond’s research, 72% of partners at the UK’s Top 10 law firms are aged 50 or under – whilst this is only the case for 60% at UK law firms overall. It also shows that on average, partners at Top 10 law firms are almost two years younger than the national sector average – 46.7 years compared to 48.4 years.
Research from the Robert Walters Career Lifestyle Survey reveals that 41% of legal professionals did not use all of their annual leave entitlement last year. The survey also found that a third of professionals did not take their full annual leave allocation because they were under pressure to complete a project or because their request for leave was refused. 13% said that they did not take all their annual leave out of fear of falling behind at work and 13% said that they chose not to take all their leave due to guilt at their colleagues having to take the strain in their absence.