The Lawyer UK 200 2012

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  • The comment about the most profitable firm reminds me of all the publicity & hooha created by another PI firm in the Nort East few years ago. And where are they now...

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  • Any news on when this will be available?

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  • I'm a little confused - it the UK 200 only available this year for £995, or is this a pre-release before it becomes available on the web? (or can I just not find the right link!) Be very useful to know, thanks.

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  • I'm absolutely shocked that a well respected legal website would choose to charge its loyal readers near on a £1,000 for this information. Shame on you!

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  • Lucy Avery - really? Are you a lawyer? Do you give your services away for free? With 200 firms in there I'm guessing a lot of work went into collating/producing this information. Let's make a conservative estimate of an hour for each firm, so that's 200 hours. Even a firm in the bottom 100 would easily charge £200 an hour. So that's £40,000 in total. Would your firm just give that kind of work away to loyal clients? Doubt it. And you obviously want to read this information, as I'm sure do a lot of other people at all levels of the market, hence it should have a price. News sites are businesses too it seems.

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  • I am sorry Mary, but in reality people only want to see the turnovers and legal ranking which is information that is completed by the firms not by the Lawyer!

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  • I can understand the Lawyer must put an incredible amount of time and money into producing this report. However, as indicated by the above poster, much of the information is volunteered up by firms themselves. Moreover, the UK200 is one of the principal aspects of this site which keeps site visitors coming (and therefore clicking on ads). From my perspective, the most frustrating aspect of charging for access is that the up-to-date and accurate information on firms is deprived to students applying for vacation schemes or training contracts.

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  • Ah Lucy Avery, if you want to interview 200 law firms, do the research, put it all together, add pictures with strong robust independent editorial opinion and then give it all away for free then you may end up with a business that is losing money. This is the future of publishing if you want it to survive, pay for what you see.

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  • Tell that to the Legal 500 and Chambers puff machines. They've made millions just reprinting directory submissions, I'd prefer to read pep rankings in the 200 because they have a bearing on the way we do business rather than paying for ego rankings.

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  • A 100 page version of The Lawyer UK 200 was published in print yesterday and went to all subscribers to the magazine. This will also be made available to registered users of thelawyer.com next week. The enhanced version of The Lawyer UK 200 is the result of months of work, interviews and analyis by The Lawyer's editorial team - it is not just a rerelease of firms' data. To give away content like this is simply not sustainable for any publisher. If the legal sector wants to maintain a robust and independent press that provides reliable industry benchmarking data it must realise that some content has intrinsic value.

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