Lack of mid-tier lawyers concern for law firms

by Steve Randall07 Mar 2016
Lack of mid-tier lawyers concern for law firms
Law firms in Singapore are facing a shortage of mid-tier lawyers which threatens the city state’s ambition to become a legal hub. That’s the finding of a report by Channel News Asia which says that issues such as stress are leading to experienced lawyers exiting the profession, leaving a gap between senior lawyers and graduates.
The situation is having an impact on law firm revenues. Gloria James-Civetta runs her own firm and told Channel News Asia: “Sometimes, we can’t offer a client a mid-level lawyer, so it results in us having to compromise and reduce some of our rates as well.”
The Law Society of Singapore reported in 2014 that three quarters of lawyers in the city state leave the profession within their first decade.
 
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