According to the measure of job ads advertised on the internet, the demand for employee solicitors has declined by 17% in one year. This wipes out almost entirely the positive increase over the two prior years. 

Before the last 12 months, the demand for employee solicitors has been buoyant over the last few years, rising at a faster rate than the demand for employees across the economy. The reversal in the legal sector has been much sharper than the general economy. The rate of decline has been 2.7 times greater in the legal sector.