Legal 500 UK editor Georgina Stanley on the headline data and what’s new in this year’s guide
With thousands of distinct rankings for both law firms and individual lawyers, The Legal 500 UK Solicitors Guide 2021 is now live on legal500.com, despite the global pandemic meaning the entire thing was researched and edited remotely. Continue reading “The Legal 500 View: Ranking the top firms in the new normal”
The world’s largest law firms are continuing to get bigger. Last year the combined number of lawyers across the Global 100 rose to almost 150,000, with Dentons – the world’s largest by headcount – housing more than 10,000 globally.
But while these international giants now cater to most commercial legal needs, in most corners of the globe, groundbreaking new analysis of the views of the people these firms care about most – their clients – has found conclusive evidence that smaller, specialist practices are outstripping them on quality of service. Continue reading “Client service uncovered: The best-rated firms revealed”
The Legal 500 : Latham & Watkins focus
The success of Latham & Watkins’ expansion globally in recent years is backed up by Legal 500 data. Fifty-seven of its practices have achieved top-tier rankings globally across The Legal 500 in 2019/20, compared to 40 in 2014-15. While only one of these 17 new top-tier rankings is in the UK, the firm’s growing dominance in London is still supported by the UK Legal 500 data. Continue reading “Legal 500 Data: Behind the story”
The Legal 500 UK 2020 : UK and London changes
As the submissions deadline for the next Legal 500 UK guide fast approaches, an analysis of last year’s data has identified Shoosmiths as the top firm for both new rankings and moves up, outpacing its competitors across the UK market. Continue reading “Legal 500 Data: Behind the story”
The Legal 500 UK 2020: Breakdown of Pinsent Masons’ top-tier rankings
Pinsent Masons has topped the list of firms with the largest number of top-tier rankings in the 2020 Legal 500 UK Solicitors Guide. Continue reading “Legal 500 Data: Behind the story”
The Legal 500 UK 2020 : Who tops the new rankings?
Pinsent Masons is once again the firm with the most top-tier rankings in the newly released Legal 500 UK Solicitors 2020 guide. The national leader has achieved 69 top-tier rankings across the UK and 163 rankings overall. Continue reading “Legal 500 Data: Behind the story”
The Legal 500 2019 : how do the LB100 firms rank?
This year’s Legal Business 100 (LB100) presents a clear picture of the firms continuing to dominate the UK legal market by turnover and profitability – but who comes out top in terms of The Legal 500 rankings? Continue reading “Legal 500 Data: Behind the story”
This issue holds our annual Global 100 survey results, but which Global 100 firms top The Legal 500 for number of top-tier recommendations?
To view the editorial commentary of the rankings go to: legal500.com Continue reading “Legal 500 Data: Behind the story”
Stewarts, Mishcon de Reya and Weil, Gotshal & Manges have emerged among the top-performing law firms for client service in the UK, according to brand new Legal 500 research assessing what clients really think about their external advisers.
The trio are among a host of leading US and UK firms to have been recognised by our new research project, which is the culmination of one of the most comprehensive surveys of law firm clients ever. Continue reading “Client Service Awards – What clients really want”
The Legal 500 2019 UK rankings
DAC Beachcroft’s leaders are interviewed here. We look at the firms’ UK tier 1-3 rankings in The Legal 500.
View the editorial commentary of the rankings Continue reading “Legal 500 Data: Behind the story”