Number of solicitors in selected law categories in England and Wales in 2017

This statistic presents the leading law categories ranked by the number of solicitors practicing in a given area in England and Wales as of January 2017. At that time, approximately 26 thousand solicitors were active in the area of business affairs law, ranking it the highest on the list. A further 24.5 thousand solicitors worked in the area of general litigation, and 21.1 thousand in commercial property law.

Leading law categories in England and Wales as of January 2017, by number of practicing solicitors

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Release date

January 2017


United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

January 2017

Supplementary notes

According to the source, "data reflects the number of practice certificate holders working in private practice, government or the employed sector."
Only law categories with 10 thousand and more solicitors active in a given area were ranked.

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