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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Your North East feature last week missed an important section of the market - the growing number of small firms diversifying to ensure legal services remain available in local communities in the region.
Smaller firms, such as mine in County Durham, are entering a brave new world. Our initiatives include the introduction of the successful Edinburgh Property Service and - like many small firms - the fight to keep legal aid by investing in a legal aid franchise.
The North East lawyer's real challenge is to build solid practices which maintain the best principles of equal access to the law. Large corporate firms have much to contribute but without the hard work of local lawyers the public would find access almost impossible to obtain.