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Litigation seen as the main boom area by US lawyers

By Neasa MacErlean

18 December 2015 at 09:03 BST

Litigation is cited by 32 per cent of lawyers surveyed by Robert Half Legal as offering the greatest number of job opportunities in the first half of 2016.


Among those tipping litigation as the main supplier of new jobs, nearly half of respondents (46 per cent) say that these jobs will lie in insurance defence. Some 24 per cent point towards commercial litigation. 

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Robert Half interviewed 100 lawyers in law firms and 100 in-house lawyers in companies employing at least 1,000 people for its research. After litigation, the next most promising area to work in over the next six months is general business/commercial law - cited by 16 per cent. In third place is regulatory/compliance (seven per cent). Source: PR NewsWire


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