You may be interested in this analysis by Richard Moorhead….. a rather more sensible analysis than the above…. probably…..
Too many lawyers – does the profession’s growth ‘defy gravity’?
“The number of practising solicitors in England and Wales has risen sharply to more than 120,000, with their ranks growing at an accelerated rate despite the economic pressures faced by the profession, the latest figures have shown.
“One leading industry commentator claimed that the rise ‘defies gravity’.
“Figures from the Solicitors Regulation Authority revealed that there were 120,847 solicitors with practising certificates on 31 December, up 7% on the end of 2009. This represents a faster rate of expansion than in previous years, with the profession having grown by only 2% in 2009 and 2008, and 3% in 2007…….