A survey report conducted by Sussex-based chartered accountants, MHA Carpenter Box (MHA), has concluded that 91 per cent of South East law firms have seen a recovery in income and a return to profit since the end of the first lockdown. The report also suggests that working from home has led to an increase in productivity.

187 law firms of various sizes from across the UK were surveyed in May and December 2020 as part of the analysis. In May 2020,14 per cent of the firms surveyed reported either ‘no’ or a ‘minor’ impact on fee income as a result of the pandemic. However, by December this figure had improved to almost 50 per cent. By December 2020, only 9 per cent of law firms said the pandemic was still havin...

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