As in-house lawyers continue their rise within the profession, The Lawyer FTSE 100 2017, produced in association with Consilio, is the most comprehensive guide to the dynamics within this key group of companies. The FTSE 100 report, which benchmarks companies by legal team headcount, sector and gender diversity is the only guide that has comparative data on litigation, deals and M&A fees involving the most important companies operating in the UK.

It details which law firms are working with each of the 100 companies and on which types of matters. This research is of enormous value to all law firms working with FTSE 100 companies and will enable them to track market share.

The report features detailed insights into the panel reviews and selections, enabling law firms to analyse market share within this key group of clients. It includes case studies of eight key reviews that happened in 2017.

This year’s FTSE 100 report is also of value to any FTSE general counsel wishing to benchmark their teams. The report includes an exclusive analysis on the demographics of in-house legal teams, looking at team size, gender and PQE.

As part of the research we surveyed the constituent members of the FTSE 100 for their views on legal service delivery and ways in which they are seeking to improve it. The report includes in-depth profiles on seven companies and the projects they have undertaken to improve service delivery in the past 12 months. These range from investment in technology through to departmental reorganisations and wholesale reviews of the function.

The FTSE 100 report reveals:

  • The most active FTSE 100 companies in the past year for corporate work and the law firms they instructed
  • The most active FTSE 100 companies in litigation and the law firms and chambers they instructed
  • Which firms have the highest relationships capital with the FTSE 100
  • FTSE 100 legal team structure broken down by headcount, PQE and gender
  • New GC appointments
  • Principal risk factors facing the FTSE 100
  • The highest M&A fees generated in the last 12 months
  • Eight panel reviews, identifying who ran them and which firms won spots