Bellwether 2020: COVID-19: The next chapter

This research is part two of LexisNexis’ flagship research study, the Bellwether 2020. The first round of fieldwork was completed 5-6 weeks after the first lockdown started. For this second iteration, we spoke with 120 lawyers from a variety of small firms (with fewer than 21 fee earners), of which 60 had decision-maker status in their job roles and responsibilities. The study was conducted six months after the first, prior to the government announcing the extension of its furlough scheme.

High levels of uncertainty remain, the mindset of law firms is visibly more buoyant. Confidence levels are fairly good despite the continued economic downturn and the potential ending of government furlough
schemes.

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