Canada: 不列颠哥伦比亚省律所近五年低点反弹,前五大律所逻盛增幅最大

2019年6月7日,Business in Vancouver(温哥华商业通讯)刊登文章,题为" B.C. law firms rebound from mid-decade low"(点击标题进入英文原文链接),文章指出在过去的几年中,不列颠哥伦比亚省数家最大的律师事务所增加了更多的本地律师,前20名律师事务所的平均人数超过了2015年的最高值。 在排名前五的律所中,逻盛律师事务所的律师人数从2015年到2019年增长了22.7%,增幅排名第一。 我们将内容翻译如下:

2019年,不列颠哥伦比亚省数家最大的律师事务所增加了更多的本地律师,前20名律师事务所的平均人数超过了2015年的最高值。

"《温哥华商业通讯》大温地区最大律所名单"中排名靠前的几家律所的平均律师人数从2015年的77.1上升到2019年的79.3,增长2.9%。然而,这种微小的增长掩盖了该行业的波动性。2016年,律师平均数曾下降3.8%,至74.2人。

排名前20位的律所律师人数的中位数下降幅度更大:本地律师人数从2015年的76.5人下降至2016年的71人,降幅达7.2%。

虽然平均数需要四年才反弹,但中位数恢复得较快。经过一年的停滞,律师的中位数在2018年增长了9.9%,达到78,超过了2015年的平均数。这表明名单中规模较小的律所的增长速度超过了名单上规模较大的同类律所。

这种模式在前五名的律所中也很明显,其中排名第三的逻盛律师事务所(Lawson Lundell LLP)和排名第五的布雷克律师事务所(Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP)的律师数量增长超过了第一和第二名。逻盛从2015年到2019年增长了22.7%,而排名第一的法铭德律师事务所(Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP)仅增长了2.8%,而排名第二的博历维律师事务所(Borden Ladner Gervais LLP)则下降了3.1%。

(下图中列出"不列颠哥伦比亚省五家顶级律所本地律师的增长比例",逻盛以五年23% 的增幅位居第一)

在过去一年中,律师的平均数已开始赶上中位数,这意味着规模较大的律所开始以比规模较小的律所更快的速度增长。

自2016年不列颠哥伦比亚省最大律所的律师平均数和中位数触底后,该省的前20家律所普遍开始持续增长。

只有四家律所律师人数下跌,其中跌幅最大的是排名第十的欧华(加拿大)律师事务所(DLA Piper (Canada) LLP),其在过去一年中的律师人数下降了15.8%,从2018年的95人降至2019年的80人。

名列第20位的贝内特琼斯律师事务所(Bennett Jones LLP)名单上的一年增长率最高,达到22.9%,律师人数从2018年的35人增加到现在的43人。

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