Analyse 2017, to inspire 2018.

By analysing the 2,000+ cases across fifteen English courts that reached judgment in 2017, the report unearths the most active firms and chambers in the year. Importantly, it details who is instructing whom, uncovering vital relationships between litigants and law firms and between law firms and chambers.

The new Litigation Tracker app from The Lawyer

In January 2019 The Lawyer launched the new Litigation Tracker online, a digitisation of its litigation news and analysis service. It includes judgments from 15 English courts since 2015 with data points including counsel, law firms, judges, clients and sectors all fully searchable. The Litigation Tracker now holds 8,750 cases and growing, involving over 8,000 companies. For details on how to subscribe to this super-premium service, contact the Litigation Tracker team or on 020 7970 4275.
Key insight
The report contains information on the most active barristers and partners. This provides readers with granular insight into who holds the greatest instructing power in the industry. This analysis is provided with respect to individual courts, types of litigation and in specific sectors.
Industry trends
The report also analyses trends in where litigation work is coming from, be that with respect to sectors, countries or types of litigation, as well as year-on-year comparisons (see table below). And as usual, the report includes interviews with litigators at some of the country’s leading litigation practices.
All data in this report is extracted from The Lawyer Litigation Tracker, a searchable database of recorded judgments in 15 UK courts dating back to 2015.

What’s inside this report?

Relationship analysis: Detailed listings of who instructed whom in 2017, including which firms instructed which sets and which barristers.

Notable cases: A summary of the ten cases you really need to know about that reached judgment in 2017.

League tables: Covering the most active firms, partners, chambers and barristers in 2017, in total and by court.

Firm insight: Hear from leading litigators on the implications of their most notable cases as well as their views on litigation funding, the use of technology and where they are seeing an uptick in work.

Court by court analysis: A summary of the most notable cases as well as the most active firms, barristers and chambers by court in 2017.


“The litigation tracker has proven to be a vital support in our competitor analysis.  It has provided us with some excellent insights is fast becoming a core component of our marketing research suite.” 

Director, leading set of commercial barristers, London.