Those working at law firms who are aged 45 and over are unhappier in their jobs and with their work-life balance than their younger counterparts are, new research has revealed, while just 2% expect to remain at their current firm for more than the next decade.

The report, commissioned by Simmons & Simmons, comes as firms fight to retain talent at all levels, with concerns about burnout and well-being top of management agendas.