The City

Focused on issues facing the most active UK and US law firms in the City of London

Market trends that will define 2023

This report contains:

  • an analysis of five issues that will give the legal market in the City pause for thought in 2023
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by  Matt Byrne
January 2023

ALSP: The big four and more

This report:

  • contains an overview of the leading ALSPs in the UK
  • analyses the extent to which the ALSPs are making inroads into the domestic legal market
  • divides the ALSPs into three groups – Big Four, law firm captives and law companies.
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by  Lucie Cruz
December 2022

Real estate 2030: Why lawyers are leading the way

This report contains

  • an analysis of the central London office market
  • the evolving role of law firms as advisers and occupiers
  • an overview of 10 high-value, high-profile deals in the London office market
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by  Matt Byrne
June 2022

The UK 200: The City 15-year review

This report is the first over the coming months to focus on the data in the UK 200 2021. This month, we focus on a sample of six UK firms known in 2006 as “the chasing pack”, which back then ranked just below the magic circle. The firms are Hogan Lovells, Norton Rose Fulbright, CMS, Herbert Smith Freehills, Ashurst, and Simmons & Simmons.

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by  Matt Byrne
September 2021

City funds leaders 2021

Read this report to find out:

  • Which firms dominate the funds market in the City
  • The changing face of the London funds market
  • Challenges facing funds clients
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by  Matt Byrne
July 2021

Financial management in the City

Which firms look set to come out of 2020 in a stronger position, with the strategies they employed, and who may be in trouble?

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by  Matt Byrne
March 2021

The less space race

Which firms have chosen to downsize permanently as a result of the pandemic, and which are returning to the office status quo? This report investigates.

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by  Matt Byrne
February 2021