Legal industry relatively conservative in hiring
A recent report by recruitment consultancy Robert Walters found that salaries for those working in the legal industry are continuing to experience re-adjustments as firms do more to attract the right profile of lawyers.
Despite the re-adjustments, many institutions say they are continuing to remain conservative with the number of new hires they make.
As for 2011, the Robert Walters report says that with the focus on Asia’s private wealth sector, legal professionals with relevant experience will find the job market relatively more vibrant. “International and local firms have also placed more importance on building up their arbitration practice,” the report adds.