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Jul 2018

Home owner mortgage market worth £180 billion in 2017

Home owner mortgage market shows strong growth in 2017 but the outlook is subdued Existing home owners borrowed a total of just under £180 billion in 2017 secured on their homes. The amount borrowed rose by almost 11% in 2017, mainly reflecting a sharp rise in remortgaging and lifetime mortgage activity, with the number of mortgages advances growing by almost 9%. Prospects for home owner...

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Jun 2018

Buy to let Mortgage Market Report Published

Buy to let mortgage market hit by legislative changes IRN Research publish a new report on the Buy to let (BTL) mortgage market. The recent legislative changes aimed at restricting the activities of BTL Landlords are now having a negative impact on the BTL mortgage market, with new home purchases by BTL landlords having slowed significantly. In 2017, the value of new BTL advances fell...

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Jun 2018

First Time Buyers Mortgage Market Powers Ahead

First Time Buyers Mortgage market continues to grow In 2017, the First Time Buyers mortgages market rose by almost 6% in volume terms and around 7% in value terms. This followed on from very rapid growth in 2016, when the number of mortgages arranged rose by around 9% and the value of money borrowed rose by around 14%. The First Time Buyers Market Trends Report...

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Jun 2018

New Legal Market Briefing published – Limited signs of growth for the residential conveyancing market

The UK Conveyancing Market Briefing 2018 is the latest in a series of annual reports providing an overview of the UK conveyancing market which has witnessed a period of fluctuating trends in the last few years. The annual number of property transactions (most of which represent residential transactions in England) has been on something of a roller coaster in recent years and this is reflected...

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May 2018

UK Passenger Ferry Market has mixed fortunes in 2017

IRN Publish the UK Ferry Market 2017 report In 2017, the UK Ferry Market had mixed fortunes. While the number of cars journeys grew, passenger numbers and the number of coach trips declined. Continental passengers down, but domestic and Ireland up Total passengers on 75 ferry routes were down by less than 1% overall compared with the previous year, with the decline centred on the...

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Mar 2018

UK Business Legal Services Market Report 2018

STEADY GROWTH BUT INCREASED COMPETITION MEANS LAW FIRMS WILL HAVE TO BE MORE FLEXIBLE AND MARKET-SAVVY   The UK Business Legal Services Market Report is the second edition of an annual Legal Market Report from IRN Research and provides an overview of the market and its core market segments. New content this year includes: A survey of 180 UK businesses (90 large/90 SME) on use...

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Mar 2018

Medico-Legal and Insurance Services Market Report 2018

Medico-Legal and Insurance Services market top £700 million The UK Medico-Legal and Insurance Market (MLIS) is valued at over £700 million in terms of revenue and grew in 2017 by 6%, compared with 13% in 2016. While the market continues to expand, it is being put under more pressure by official moves to cut the number of low value personal injury cases, which has, for...

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Feb 2018

IRN Research’s 2018 UK Legal Services Market Report Published

The UK Legal Services Market Report 2018 from IRN Research, now in its eighth year, provides a market review of the UK legal services market. Key headlines: Annual UK legal services market revenue has bounced back in 2017 after a decline in 2016. Market growth was just under 4%. Law firm numbers have stabilised but many have reduced costs, and staffing, while some have dropped...

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09

Jan 2018

IRN Research doubles its UK legal market intelligence content

IRN Research has doubled its published content on the UK legal market in the last 12 months. The new legal market reports added in the last year bring the total reports portfolio to nine: UK Legal Services Market Report UK Business Legal Services Market Report UK Clinical Negligence Market Report UK Conveyancing Market Report UK Family Law Market Report UK Medico-Legal & Insurance Services Market...

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Jan 2018

IRN publish Clinical Negligence Market Briefing

Clinical Negligence: a £700 million, lucrative law market The UK Clinical Negligence Law Market Briefing is the first edition of an annual Legal Market Briefing from IRN Research and provides an overview of the UK clinical negligence law market. The clinical negligence market is estimated to generate almost £700 million in gross revenue for law firms in the UK, with gross revenues having risen rapidly...

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