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Law firms consider the cyber threat to be greater than one year ago, the second greatest threat behind Brexit, Law firms are increasingly targeted as they hold both a wealth of sensitive data and large amounts of client money. Naturally, this has increased the demand for leadership roles such as CISO and CDO will become more prevalent within Talent Acquisition.

Industry Challenges

There has been a clear trend of law firms adopting an expansionist strategy (whether that be through a merger or organic growth) to turn themselves into full service, global players or, at the other end of the spectrum, keeping themselves more boutique and focused on what they excel at.

The Legal Process Outsourcing business is buoyant and the potential with outsourcing of legal services is still massive. Firms are outsourcing vast amounts of work to other countries for greater efficiencies. And with Brexit looming, more firms are considering location as a key factor to future success.

Across all legal businesses, retaining talent in a crowded market is becoming increasingly difficult, with tough competition both within the industry, and from US firms and the accountancy “Big Four”. Yet, diversity and inclusion are still issues as Law firms are seen to be too slow to adopt the needed changes.

Our Experience

Talent research specialists in the legal sector.

From establishing new talent pools and supporting business growth to identifying leadership teams who can help the company meet new customer demands, our insights will give your talent acquisition strategy an unparalleled advantage. 

The Armstrong Craven team are experts in talent research and are always ready to support companies as they grow with the industry.

100% of the top 100 law firms suffered a cyber security incident in 2019 and 8 out of the top 10 law firms identified technology as a key challenge to growth over the next 3 years.

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