As this month's issue of The Lawyer marks 30 years of legal reporting for the magazine, it looks at how the legal profession has changed (and evolved) over the years.
Many would probably agree that a lot has changed since the publication came into being. Alternative Business Structures (ABSs) were introduced in 2007 through the Legal Services Act and we have definitely seen a rise in the dispersed law firm model – where branded legal services cater to a wide range of clients, operating a collaborative, more agile and decentralised model in which the lawyers retain a high percentage of their earnings.
Although we will undoubtedly continue to see and experience change within the legal sector, one thing is for sure: The Lawyer will continue to keep us informed with its analyses, reports and news reporting. Here's to another 30 years!
This month’s 30th anniversary issue of The Lawyer takes an in-depth look at how the legal profession has changed through the decades. A major turning point was the 2007 financial crisis, but did it force law firms to rethink their structures? Far from it.