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Sep 2017

IRN’s 2017 Personal Injury Market Report Published – No Silver Lining for the Sector

The UK Personal Injury Market Briefing 2017 is the fourth edition of an annual Legal Market Briefing from IRN Research. The personal injury market, including clinical negligence, is a large market, worth almost £4bn annually but while it is still growing modestly in value terms, it is declining in volume terms. The rise in value represents a major rise in the value of clinical negligence...

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05

Sep 2017

IRN Add Pension Flexibility Data to the Pension Dashboard

Pension Dashboard improved with new Pension Flexibility Data   New Pension Flexibility data From today, the IRN Pension Dashboard contains data on pension withdrawals made under the pension flexibility rules. Since April 2015, individuals aged 55 and over can access their defined contribution pension savings as they wish, subject to their marginal rate of income tax. The HMRC data shows the number of flexible payments...

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Jul 2017

Are you getting the most from your market research investment?

In the UK, around £4 billion is spent each year on market research and another £2.1 billion is spent on public relations. Is this money well spent and are the buyers maximising the benefits they get from their investment? As a leading specialist market research agency in the UK, IRN has worked with clients of all sizes and shapes, each with different levels of knowledge...

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Jul 2017

Substantial growth in first quarter 2017 for both inbound and outbound tourist flows

The first quarter 2017 results of the International Passenger Survey results were published in July and showed substantial growth for both inbound and outbound tourism. The 9.9% growth in overseas residents to the UK was the highest in over ten years and reached over 8.3 million visits in the quarter. Meanwhile growth in UK resident visits abroad at 8.1% was down on the first quarter...

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13

Jul 2017

Bar Standards Board publishes client-based family law research undertaken by IRN Research

In Spring 2017, IRN Research carried out one of the most in-depth pieces of research that the Bar Standard Board has ever done with barristers’ clients in family law. The research report has just been published and the findings show that most of those who took part in the research were positive about the service they received from their barrister. However, some clients referred by...

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10

Jul 2017

Debt-related Legal Services report published

Debt-related legal services a new growth market The Debt-related Legal Services 2017 report provides an overview of the legal services related to debt recovery and debt collection. The market for debt-related legal services in the UK is growing and saw major growth in key areas in 2016, especially general recovery and insolvencies. The market is expected to see relatively strong future growth, based on rising...

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05

Jul 2017

UK Residential Conveyancing Market Briefing Report published

UK residential conveyancing market – growth will be hard to find in the next 2 years  The UK Conveyancing Market Briefing 2017 provides an overview of the UK conveyancing market which has witnessed a period of fluctuating trends in the last few years. From 2009 onwards the residential conveyancing market has been improving slowly through to 2016 but then declined in the second half of...

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08

May 2017

New UK Legal Services Market Dashboard Launched

IRN’s new Legal Services Dashboard has been launched today. The dashboard contains a range of regularly updated data and forecasts on the UK legal market, and key practice areas. There are also details of new surveys and research reports on the legal market. Most data series contain trend data for the last 3 or 5 years and forecasts are 5-year forecasts for the legal market...

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UK Ferry freight continues growth in first quarter 2017

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Apr 2017

UK Ferry freight continues growth in first quarter 2017

The latest figures shows that the UK ferry freight market continues to grow. In the first quarter of 2017, there was a 4.3 per cent rise in freight unit traffic on the English Channel, Eurotunnel and Irish Sea routes compared with the same period in 2016 when Easter fell in March. The first quarter growth in 2016 was 5.3 per cent when Easter fell in...

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08

Mar 2017

IRN’s UK Legal Services Market Report 2017 published today

The key headlines from the 7th edition of the UK Legal Services Market report are: A decline in annual UK legal services market revenue overall for only the second time in the last decade but some sectors performing better than others Law firm numbers have declined by 6% since 2012 but little change in numbers in the last 2 years Consumer sectors like personal injury...

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