Survey of the Solicitors' Profession, 1989


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

To obtain a profile of the structure, organisation and staffing of solicitors' firms; to describe the types of legal and non-legal work carried out by solicitors; to investigate the social background of solicitors including career history and educational qualifications; to explore solicitors' attitudes on a variety of professional issues.

Main Topics:

Structure and staffing of firms; work carried out by solicitors; client profile; qualifications and work history; recruitment and training; use of computer technology; position of women; attitudes to the Law Society; attitudes to professional issues.

One-stage stratified or systematic random sample

(probability proportionate to the size of the firm).; The sampling frame was the Law Society's Reco

Face-to-face interview



The individual solicitor questionnaire was administered face-to-face. The firm information booklet

Metadata Access
Creator Chambers, G., Law Society, Research and Policy Planning Unit
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 1993
Funding Reference Law Society of England and Wales
Rights No information recorded; <p>The Data Collection is available to UK Data Service registered users subject to the <a href="" target="_blank">End User Licence Agreement</a>.</p><p>Commercial use of the data requires approval from the data owner or their nominee. The UK Data Service will contact you.</p>
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Discipline Business and Management; Economics; History; Humanities; Jurisprudence; Law; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage England and Wales