Fox Rodney has released its latest report tracking lateral moves in London during 2021. The headline news from 2021 is that the number of partner moves in London rebounded quickly after a slightly quieter 2020. Partner recruitment was up 29% year on year, with a total of 353 moves compared with 274 moves in 2020, and close to 2019 levels.

The research reveals there is continued demand from clients for diverse candidates and female partners this year once again accounted for 29% of all moves, up on the 25% seen in 2019. Highlights from the report include:

  • Finance was once more the most active hiring area.
  • Dispute resolution overtook corporate hiring for the first time:
  • Corporate remains a challenging area in which to hire; and
  • US firms remain the net winners in London partner recruitment; over the last three years

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To discuss the report further or to discuss the London partner market in more detail, please contact:

Siobhán Lewington
Managing Director

+44 (0)20 7337 2709