The Lawyer publishes several special reports and in-depth features every year. Our market reports focus on regional and overseas issues, practice areas and business markets such as e-commerce, insolvency, property and alternative dispute resolution.

The UK 200 provides comprehensive statistics on turnover, diversity, business management, profit per equity partner, cost per lawyer and much more while the Business Leadership guide is a 'must-have' for any provider that wants to know what its clients are really thinking. Asia-Pacific 150 is now in its fourth year and ranks the largest 100 locally-headquartered independent and 50 largest international firms by their regional headcount. Scroll down to view the full portfolio.

Latest ​reports

UK200 Financial Management Cover 2016

UK 200: Financial Management

The UK 200: Financial Management report offers a detailed analysis of operational trends and data relating to the financial management and debt positions of many of the top 200 firms in the UK. This year, we've seen how lock-up is at an all time low, while debt is a worthy investment and practice-building tool.

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UK 200: Business Services

The second edition of the UK 200 Business Services report focuses on the hottest area of business services: technology. The past year has seen an explosion of new tech aimed at the legal market, most obviously artificial intelligence-related products. But how seismic are these changes in reality?

This year’s UK 200 Business Services will highlight some of the key technology-related developments with a series of cases studies and exclusive research into the level of investment currently being made by firms into tech and the results they are seeing, as new technology moves up the strategic agenda. Underpinning the data and trends the report will assess the impact on business services teams.

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LMI FTSE 100 Cover 2016

The Lawyer FTSE 100

As in-house lawyers continue their rise within the profession, The Lawyer FTSE100 2016 is the most comprehensive guide to the dynamics within this key group of companies. The FTSE100 benchmarks companies by legal team headcount, sector and gender diversity. It is the only guide that has comparative data on litigation, deals and M&A fees on the UK’s leading companies.

Builds on The Lawyer’s first market report into the FTSE 100 in 2015. Since last year there have been new entrants on the list and a series of new appointments as general counsel. It is therefore the only available analysis of the legal activities of the 100 most important companies operating in the UK. The FTSE100 report updates all litigation and deals activity 

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Global Litigation Top 50

The Global Litigation Top 50 ranks the largest 50 firms in the world by the litigation and arbitration revenue they generate. We look at financial metrics such as total revenue, revenue per litigation partner and revenue per litigation lawyer and litigation revenue per jurisdiction as well as headcount trends across the time period for which we have data.

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UK 200: The Top 100

The UK 200: Top 100 is the most detailed statistical analysis available of the UK’s largest firms. It includes key benchmarking data points across the widest, analysis and insights and the most detailed range of metrics and highlights published anywhere, all of it directly attributable to the UK’s top 100 firms.

This year’s report reveals the largest UK firms by revenue in the four key areas of corporate, finance, litigation and real estate. It shows which firms have the largest teams, are handling the biggest deals and cases and are generating the most revenue in these key battlegrounds.

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UK 200: The Independents

The UK 200: The Independents is the focus on the second (bottom) 100 largest firms by revenue in the total UK 200; firms 101-200. It is an update on last year’s inaugural report. This report is a more targeted product than the full UK 200 and is specifically aimed at smaller firms and the kinds of issues they face.

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UK 200: Workspace Trends

The report includes:

  • Benchmarking data (property costs relating to staff and revenue and profits)
  • Winners and losers (smart property users vs traditional property users)
  • Recent trends (major deals and developments)
  • Future trends (flexible working, accommodating change etc)

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The Global 200

Unprecedented detail on the world’s largest firms ranked by revenue, with details of more than 60,000 partners worldwide revealing the first-ever global practice area heat map.

The Lawyer Global 200 will reveal:

  • The firms with the highest concentration of partners in a range of disciplines worldwide and in individual jurisdictions and offices
  • The biggest exporters of legal services e.g. highlighting US firms’ biggest practice areas outside the US. This will show extent of internationalisation among the world’s largest firms and will highlight the range of legal services models that are now emerging
  • The biggest firms not yet to have a presence in the UK/US/Hong Kong/China/ and other major legal hubs

The Global 200 will also include global financial metrics such as RPL, RPP and PEP, offering for the first time the leading US and UK firms to be matched directly against top 200 rivals from Continental Europe, Asia Pacific and the rest of the world.

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All ​reports

  • UK200 Financial Management Cover 2016
  • UK200 Business Services Cover 3
  • LMI FTSE 100 Cover 2016
  • Global Litigation 50_Cover 2016
  • UK200_Cover_Top100
  • UK200_Cover_Independents
  • UK 200_Workspace trends 2016
  • China_Elite_2016_Cover
  • Asia-Pacific 150_Cover_2016
  • Global_200_Cover_2016
  • Cover Euro 100 2016
  • Cover_International Top 30 firms in London-1
  • Lex 2016-03-29 at 09.46.51
  • SE Asia Elite
  • TL_FTSE-100_Cover_2015
  • TL_Financial_Managment_Cover
  • Litigation top 50
  • Business Services UK 200
  • The-lawyer-UK200-Diversity-Report2
  • uk top 100
  • The Lawyer UK 200 The Independents 2015
  • China Elite 2015
  • The Lawyer UK 200 Real Estate Report 2015
  • Asia pac 150
  • Business Leadership
  • Workplace Benefits
  • In House Attitudes
  • Euro 100
  • Top 30 International Firms
  • Africa Elite
  • South East Asia
  • Litigation
  • Doing Business Arab World

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