Given the popularity and demand for secondments in the legal industry, it’s surprising there is so little empirical data available. Not just in relation to secondments in the legal industry, but professional services generally. There is also very little written on the topic.
So when PERSUIT™ decided to create an online marketplace to help clients with their secondment needs, we had to do our own research, to make sure we weren’t trying to solve a problem that didn’t exist.
Late last year PERSUIT™ commissioned The Lawyer to survey large law firms and corporate clients on secondments and flexible resourcing generally. We surveyed 250 law firms, including more than half of the Global 100 and 250 corporates around the world (FTS 100, Fortune 500, ASX 100). This is a summary of the survey results. We believe it to be the first of its kind.