Lawyers escape technology jobs threat

Even if technology is pushing down legal fees in some areas, lawyers in general are in the safest part of the jobs market, according to an analysis of the UK.

Robots: no threat

Research from Deloittes and Oxford University suggests that a third of all UK jobs risk disappearing within 20 years. Jobs paying under £30,000 a year are five times more vulnerable than those paying over £100,000.  But legal services appears in the four out of ten jobs which are seen as being at low or no risk. 

Haves and have nots

Deloitte partner Angus Knowles-Cutler said: ‘A widening gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ is also a risk as lower skill jobs continue to disappear.’ Source: Financial Times

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