The Lawyer tops legal reading list

Nearly twice as many commercial solicitors read The Lawyer than any other specialist legal magazine, journal or newspaper, according to an independent survey.

The survey of 1,500 solicitors practising in City, West End, regional and national law firms was carried out by the commercial barristers' chambers 11 Stone Buildings as part of a marketing exercise.

Sixty-six per cent of the 400 lawyers who responded said they read The Lawyer, compared with the 38 per cent who read the Law Society's in-house magazine, The Gazette.

Seventeen per cent said they read Legal Business and 14 per cent read Commercial Lawyer.