Market Report

Twice a year we produce our Headline Partner Moves in London report which provides insights into recent lateral hires in London, with commentary and analysis of the key trends.

The report is always well-received and has been regularly been featured in the legal press.

The most recent report, looking back over 2023, tracked key statistics and trends including:

    • We tracked 510 moves, compared against a six-year average of 456. This is the highest number of moves since 2016.
    • The percentage of female moves fell from 33.3% to 30%. In some practice areas, the percentage numbers were significantly below this – in particular finance (21%), corporate (21%), and private equity (20%).
    • Last year 20.5% of the moves we reported on were immediate promotions to partner. The figure this year has dropped to 16.86%.
    • Finance was the busiest practice area with 66 reported moves.


If you would like a copy of our latest and future reports, or access to our full range of reports stretching back many years, please contact Dan Wilkins.