The Abrivia Salary Survey 2017 produced some very interesting findings for Irelands legal sector. One of the main findings was that low pay was the principal reason why legal professionals left their last job. This was closely followed by lack of career advancement opportunities. In regards Salary expectations, 75% of legal professionals expected a salary increase in 2017. Whilst a more 28% planned to change jobs this year.
88% of legal candidates seek out reviews from reputable sources before accepting an interview and the main source for these reviews is IrishJobs.ie.
41% of legal candidates live in a rental accommodation and of these 14% have experienced rent increases more than 10%. However, most legal professionals (71%) say their salary can accommodate this change.
The legal sector, based on this comprehensive survey, out of all professional sectors, have the lowest take up of pensions, at a mere 39%.
One of the most interesting findings is that both legal clients and legal candidates see themselves as most insulated from the potential effects of Brexit. This may be due to the fast that most legal firms are domestically focussed and may have a better understanding of what will happen when Article 50 is Triggered.