Since 1960, when 19,069 solicitors held practising certificates (PCs), the number of solicitors with PCs rose by 2,000 a year on average to 117,862 by the end of July 2010.
This number increased every year for 50 years except for 1971 and 1983.
Even with the economic difficulties of 2009/10, the number of solicitors with PCs rose by 2.1%.
It is important to note that the number of solicitors on the roll and the number with PCs fluctuate during the year.
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