1,000 lawyers surveyed: more than 80% say demands of path to partnership may not be worth it

Major survey of private practice and in-house lawyers finds frustration with conventional career path

More than 80% of lawyers think new entrants to the profession will feel the slog to reach partnership is not worth their while, according to a major new survey.

The research, carried out by Allen & Overy’s flexi-working service Peerpoint, gathered views from more than 1,000 lawyers and law students on how attitudes around career aspirations are changing.