*According to the largest-ever research program in the UK legal profession, it appears that as the Beatles sang “money can’t buy you love”
I am not certain that the numbers would be different elsewhere in the world but at least are informed by recent and credible statistics.
The Lawyer.com article: Twenty four per cent of lawyers want to quit said in part:
"Although the City [London] has seen a series of hefty salary rises and increases in partner profits, the rise in earnings has not contributed to overall happiness."
I speculate that there are three reasons for the responses of the Managing Partners (whom I believe have one of the toughest jobs on the planet):
1) they are frequently under-trained and undereducated in management;
2) they lead people who too often have little desire to follow
3) they have tasted a life that is a departure from the grind of finding work, recording hours and billing clients and they seek an environment that will value their learned managerial and leadership skills.