21st century law firm: inheriting a new world

The last five years have seen unprecedented changes in the legal profession, with younger lawyers adapting to this change early in their careers. ‘21st century law firm: inheriting a new world’ is a global study examining what young lawyers want from their careers and their employers and how they see the profession 10 years from now.

Eversheds surveyed 1,800 young lawyers (23-40 years old) around the world to take a snapshot of the legal sector’s future leaders. The study has revealed that a new breed of young lawyer is seeking to reform the legal sector. With global ambition and a desire to modernise the more traditional aspects of the legal profession, many young lawyers would like the law to be more like a commercial business than a profession and see embracing technology as the key to transforming what many consider to be outdated working practices…

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