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Royal commission a lawyers' sugar hit

Dec 7, 2018 - Australian Financial Review

Exclusive | The banks' Hayne pain has been the legal sector's gain, with The Australian Financial Review law partnership survey revealing the royal commission to be the No. 1 boost for business in 2018. Leading law firms have put on more staff across the board, with fee-earner numbers for the big players at the commission up more than 7 per cent, or 240, during the year to 3479. Gilbert + Tobin (which acts for Westpac) reports commission work is a third of all new profits, Wotton + Kearney says

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