Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsTue, 21 May 2019 15:36:30 BST Decline in accounting and professional services work experience opportunities, survey shows Decline in accounting and professional services work experience opportunities: Work experience places in the accounting and professional services industries have seen a decline this year of 3.9%. from 2017 figures. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Decline-in-accounting-and-professional-services-work-experience-opportunities-survey-shows-04210 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Decline-in-accounting-and-professional-services-work-experience-opportunities-survey-shows-04210 Seven out of 10 consumers happy to use a 'lawbot' instead of a lawyer, survey finds Seven out of 10 consumers happy to use a 'lawbot' instead of a lawyer: If you're in need of a legal service but the cost of hiring a lawyer is too high, would you consider a digital 'lawbot' instead? A survey of 1000 UK consumers and 500 law firms found that 70% of consumers would happily choose an automated online 'lawbot' instead of a real-life lawyer. Their reasons for trading a human for technology? It's cheaper, faster and more straightforward. Almost 2 in 10 polled (10 percent) said using a lawbot was a more convenient way to handle their legal affairs, while 56 percent admitted they would be willing to pay a higher price to ensure their needs were met on a faster timescale. The new study by Olive Communications, a managed cloud comms provider, found that of all the legal services consumers would like to have lawbot-style access to, insurance claims were top, with 46 percent saying they would use such a service. Other services mentioned were financial disputes (23 percent) tax appeals (23 percent), conveyancing (19 percent), divorce application (14 percent) and unfair dismissal claims (11 percent). Consumers want better digital services The research also looked at digital services offered by law firms and found that 34 percent of consumers would like better digital services from law firms such as Instant Messenger or video conferencing to make communication more fluid and save time. Of the respondents polled, 66 percent said they currently have no access to such services. The law firms surveyed also had concerns about lagging behind when it comes to digital technologies, with 66 percent concerned that client response times, productivity and chargeable time may suffer if they fail to offer the latest digital services. The research also revealed that 71 percent of larger law firms were concerned about falling behind in terms of their digital offering, while SMEs were slightly less concerned at 61 percent. Just under half (49 percent) of the law firms polled were concerned about falling behind the competition. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Seven-out-of-10-consumers-happy-to-use-a-lawbot-instead-of-a-lawyer-survey-finds-04211 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Seven-out-of-10-consumers-happy-to-use-a-lawbot-instead-of-a-lawyer-survey-finds-04211 42% of finance workers put off pursuing roles due to negative first impressions, according to survey 42% of finance workers put off pursuing roles due to negative first impressions: Nearly half of survey respondents working in finance industries said they have been dissuaded from pursuing a new position after an organisation has failed to make a good impression. The What Workers Want survey by Hayes Accounting found that first impressions really do count for a lot when it comes to a candidate choosing whether or not to pursue a role. The study polled 14,600 employees across a number of sectors - with over 2,000 of the responses returned coming from people working in finance. So, what was it that put them off? The survey found that seeing the environment they would have to work each day was the reason two-thirds of prospective finance employees were deterred, while 46 percent said it was the interview process that had made them have second thoughts. Unwelcoming staff were another reason for candidates feeling put off, with 38 percent saying it was enough to make them have a rethink. Over eight in 10 finance professionals said that they have experienced a negative interview process citing reasons such as poor communication and ill-prepared interviewers. Other research findings… When it comes to staying in a role, 43 percent admitted to leaving a company because it did not meet up to their expectations, with reasons given including not receiving training they were expecting, management being different to what they had been led to believe it would be and the job not being true to what was advertised. The study also showed that respondents do not like to be kept waiting to hear if they have been successful after submitting an application, with almost two thirds (62 percent) saying they would wait no longer than a week before looking for other opportunities. When it comes to being offered a role, 61 percent said they will only wait between one and three days before looking elsewhere. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/42percent-of-finance-workers-put-off-pursuing-roles-due-to-negative-first-impressions-according-to-survey-04212 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/42percent-of-finance-workers-put-off-pursuing-roles-due-to-negative-first-impressions-according-to-survey-04212 10 per cent of lawyers born overseas plan to leave UK soon, survey finds 10 per cent of lawyers born overseas plan to leave UK soon, survey finds: According to a recent professional services survey by Lawyer 2B, 10 per cent of foreign-born lawyers, who are currently working in the United Kingdom, are planning to leave the country soon. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/10-per-cent-of-lawyers-born-overseas-plan-to-leave-UK-soon-survey-finds-03590 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/10-per-cent-of-lawyers-born-overseas-plan-to-leave-UK-soon-survey-finds-03590 Survey finds judges are worried about their personal safety and salaries Survey finds judges are worried about their personal safety and salaries: According to a recent professional services survey, nearly 50 per cent of all high court judges intend to leave the bench prematurely. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-judges-are-worried-about-their-personal-safety-and-salaries-03565 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-judges-are-worried-about-their-personal-safety-and-salaries-03565 Survey suggests a class pay divide is prevalent amongst accountants Survey suggests a class pay divide is prevalent amongst accountants: According to a recent professional services survey, finance employees from less advantaged households earn an average of £13,713 less per year than their wealthier counterparts. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-suggests-a-class-pay-divide-is-prevalent-amongst-accountants-03487 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-suggests-a-class-pay-divide-is-prevalent-amongst-accountants-03487 Survey finds it now takes an average of ten years to make partner Survey finds it now takes an average of ten years to make partner: According to a recent professional services survey by the recruiter, Origin Legal, it now takes an average of a decade to make partner. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-it-now-takes-an-average-of-ten-years-to-make-partner-03385 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-it-now-takes-an-average-of-ten-years-to-make-partner-03385 Survey finds junior lawyers struggling to meet billing targets Survey finds junior lawyers struggling to meet billing targets: According to a detailed survey of 100 of the top law companies in the United Kingdom, junior lawyers are failing to hit their billing goals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-junior-lawyers-struggling-to-meet-billing-targets-03344 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-junior-lawyers-struggling-to-meet-billing-targets-03344 Alternative providers are a threat to the law profession, survey finds Alternative providers are a threat to the law profession, survey finds: According to a recent professional services survey, 40 per cent of managing partners from top law practices believe that alternative providers (for example, insurers and the Big Four accountants) are the largest threat to the legal profession. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Alternative-providers-are-a-threat-to-the-law-profession-survey-finds-03309 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Alternative-providers-are-a-threat-to-the-law-profession-survey-finds-03309 More fixed-fee legal services emerging, survey finds More people using fixed-fee legal services, survey finds: A recent professional services survey by YouGov has revealed that approximately 50 per cent of consumer legal services are being provided on a fixed-fee basis. Further to this, the findings revealed that consumers are not being provided with enough information to choose the right solicitor. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-fixed-fee-legal-services-emerging-survey-finds-03239 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-fixed-fee-legal-services-emerging-survey-finds-03239 Survey reveals art students work harder than law students Survey reveals art students work harder than law students: Findings of a recent survey have provoked controversy within the academic circle after claims were released that law students are not as hardworking as their associates in other subjects. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-art-students-work-harder-than-law-students-03187 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-art-students-work-harder-than-law-students-03187 Report reveals legal aid cuts are increasing DIY defence Warnings from legal experts have suggested that lengthy delays in the criminal justice system, as well as miscarriages of justice have resulted in an increase in DIY defence, with a rising number of people electing to represent themselves in court. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-legal-aid-cuts-are-increasing-DIY-defence-03097 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-legal-aid-cuts-are-increasing-DIY-defence-03097 There are too many law practices in Scotland, survey finds According to a survey of the legal industry by accountancy firm, BDO, there are too many law practices and solicitors in Scotland. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/There-are-too-many-law-practices-in-Scotland-survey-finds-03044 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/There-are-too-many-law-practices-in-Scotland-survey-finds-03044 Increasing number of solicitor vacancies across England and Wales A recent professional services survey has revealed that job vacancies for solicitors increased by 40 per cent last year with the biggest rises being seen in insurance practices and technology. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Increasing-number-of-solicitor-vacancies-across-England-and-Wales-02973 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Increasing-number-of-solicitor-vacancies-across-England-and-Wales-02973 4 in 5 young people would rather their parents divorced than were together for the kids A recent survey by the family law organisation, Resolution, has found that the majority of young people, whose parents have divorced, believe that parents should not just stay together for the sake of their children. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/4-in-5-young-people-would-rather-their-parents-divorced-than-were-together-for-the-kids-02901 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/4-in-5-young-people-would-rather-their-parents-divorced-than-were-together-for-the-kids-02901 Just a quarter of Brits believe legal system is fair, survey finds According to a survey by leading solicitors, Hodge Jones & Allen, just 25 per cent of the UK population feel that the legal system in the country is transparent and fair. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-a-quarter-of-Brits-believe-legal-system-is-fair-survey-finds-02805 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-a-quarter-of-Brits-believe-legal-system-is-fair-survey-finds-02805 50 per cent of expert witnesses received more instructions this year, survey finds According to a recent survey, 50 per cent of expert witnesses received more instructions in the last 12 months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/50-per-cent-of-expert-witnesses-received-more-instructions-this-year-survey-finds-02735 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/50-per-cent-of-expert-witnesses-received-more-instructions-this-year-survey-finds-02735 Small businesses don’t view lawyers as cost effective, survey finds A recent professional services survey, conducted on behalf of the Legal Services Board (LSB), has revealed that just 13 per cent of small businesses believe that lawyers 'provide a cost-effective means to resolve legal issues'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Small-businesses-dont-view-lawyers-as-cost-effective-survey-finds-02656 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Small-businesses-dont-view-lawyers-as-cost-effective-survey-finds-02656 1 in 5 lawyers would quit their job to be on The Apprentice A recent professional services survey by legal recruiter, Laurence Simons, has revealed that nearly 1 in 5 (18 per cent) of lawyers would quit their job to be on the BBC reality TV show, The Apprentice. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1-in-5-lawyers-would-quit-their-job-to-be-on-The-Apprentice-02586 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1-in-5-lawyers-would-quit-their-job-to-be-on-The-Apprentice-02586 Millennial solicitors are quitting law faster than past generations, survey finds According to a recent professional services survey, conducted by career change consultants Life Productions, 32 per cent of jobs seekers in the United Kingdom, who are lawyers, are looking for a career outside of law, an increase from 24 per cent in 2007. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Millennial-solicitors-are-quitting-law-faster-than-past-generations-survey-finds-02515 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Millennial-solicitors-are-quitting-law-faster-than-past-generations-survey-finds-02515