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Unaware a recession was looming, regulation corporations grew their expertise swimming pools considerably in 2019. Lawyer head rely for the most important world corporations based mostly on complete attorneys was 231,558 in 2019, a rise of 8.0% from 2018. Seventy of the corporations had 1,000 or extra legal professionals, in contrast with 57 corporations final yr. The variety of legal professionals listed right here is the common full-time-equivalent for the 2019 fiscal yr. For United Kingdom-based corporations, the variety of legal professionals is the common full-time-equivalent for the fiscal yr ending April 30.

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