The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. Read more
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.
Since the end of the recession - a watershed period for legal businesses - in-house lawyers have called the shots on fees. Private practices were bending over backwards to provide companies with competitively-priced services.
But they weren't bending far enough, according to the findings of our survey. Fees are still a big bone of contention. Yes, in-house teams found external advisers helpful. Yes, very few found them patronising.
But 70 per cent said that fees were simply too high and, more significantly, that they intended to seek out cheaper alternatives. Private firms may disagree about the in-housers' fee complaint but in the end they have no choice.