How sustainable are different types of role within the legal profession and sector? Particularly criminal defence and specialist legal roles such as mental health lawyers?

Background

We want to create the conditions for the UK’s legal services sector to flourish by developing a sustainable, efficient and effective system. This includes securing legal services market access overseas, growing the UK’s market share, and enhancing the international competitiveness and attractiveness of the legal sector.

Next steps

We can be contacted at the following email address: evidence_partnerships@justice.gov.uk.

Source

This question was published as part of the set of ARIs in this document:

Areas of research interest

Related UKRI funded projects


  • The impact of the 2007 Legal Services Act on organisational form, the legal profession, and future skills requirements.

    The legal services sector is of fundamental importance to the UK economy both in terms of its contribution to national wealth, and because it plays an important enabling function for other enterprise in the UK. The secto...

    Funded by: ESRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Leeds

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project investigates the impact of the 2007 Legal Services Act on the legal profession and future skills requirements, which is related to the sustainability of roles within the legal sector.

  • Unlocking the Potential of AI for English Law

    The proposed research will explore the potential and limitations of using artificial intelligence (AI) in support of legal services. AI's capabilities have made enormous recent leaps; many expect it to transform how the ...

    Funded by: ESRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Oxford

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project explores the potential of AI in legal services, which may have implications for the sustainability of certain legal roles, but does not specifically focus on criminal defense or mental health lawyers.

  • Project Puffin

    Alice is the Founder & CEO of Stephenson Law, a UK law firm which is doing things differently. Founded in 2017, their unique, human-centric approach has resulted in an impressive client roster and significant growth ...

    Funded by: Innovate UK

    Lead research organisation: Stephenson Law Limited

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project focuses on the development of an innovative law firm and addressing barriers between lawyers and clients, but does not directly address the sustainability of specific legal roles like criminal defense or mental health lawyers.