A ‘silver exodus’ from U.K. workplaces has seen the number of people aged 50-64 who are economically inactive in the U.K. reach 3.6 million, according to the Office of National Statistics—a rise of almost 10% since before the pandemic.

Dana Denis-Smith, CEO of Obelisk Support

According to the SRA, only 8% working at larger law firms are aged 55 to 64, and while the current war for talent has meant law firms have focused on attracting and retaining lawyers early on in their careers, we rarely hear about efforts to recruit and retain older lawyers. Too often ageism counts against them and law firms fail to accommodate a group that offer valuable skills and experience.