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London law firms use location and IT to sell themselves to recruits


By Neasa MacErlean

01 June 2015 at 07:43 BST


Law and other professional firms use location, IT, workplace design and style as important ways of differentiating themselves to potential recruits - but features such as canteens and gyms come near the bottom of the list of attractions.

London: Law firms are going open plan Anastasios71

The 'Professional London' report from CBRE predicts that more law firms will follow the example of CMS Cameron McKenna by downsizing and going open plan. Several firms will have options to break leases over the next six years and other law firms are nearing the end of their leases in that time. 

More accountants per desk

Staff numbers at law firms in the UK capital are expected to rise to 9,700. Lawyers are expected to continue to offer a desk to each employee - in contrast with accountants and management consultants (which currently have 1.25 people per desk and are on course to have 1.75 people per desk by 2019). 

 
   
 
 
 

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