In the South West, demand for numerous legal roles is being driven by heightened activity within various sectors. According to Clayton Legal, rising activity in certain areas of law is causing demand for lawyers and legal executives to increase.
Head of operations in the South West at Clayton Legal, Tina Adams commented on the growing market demand, especially in the housing sector. Among commercial property and private client, residential conveyancing law has received a surge in activity. As activity within the residential property market increases, the need for experienced conveyancers within the sector is sure to reflect this.
“With all the activity in the residential housing market it’s hardly surprising that conveyancers are also in real demand as they’re the ones that drive these property deals through. House prices in the South West have also risen above the average rate for the UK so we’re seeing strong demand for residential experts with experience of running caseloads. A considerable number of these professionals were made redundant during the recession and when the market picked up again they weren’t drawn back to the field, meaning the market continues to suffer from shortages, particularly in the South West region.”