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?

To order your copy, call Gilberto Esgaio – 0207 970 4191 or email gilberto.esgaio@centaurmedia.com    

Contents:

  1. Methodology
  2. Overview of key findings
  3. Technology in the strategic agenda
  4. Departmental headcount data
  5. The Technology 10
    1. Allen & Overy
    2. Boodle Hatfield
    3. Cooley
    4. Fieldfisher
    5. Fletchers
    6. Gowling WLG
    7. Mishcon de Reya
    8. Osborne Clarke
    9. Simmons & Simmons
    10. TLT
  6. Tables

 

Metrics included in this report for each firm:

  1. Number of total staff
  2. Number of fee-earners
  3. Number of non fee-earners
  4. Number of facilities management staff
  5. Number of outsourced facilities management staff
  6. Ratio of fee-earners to facilities management staff
  7. Number of finance staff
  8. Number of outsourced finance staff
  9. Ratio of fee-earners to finance staff
  10. Number of HR staff
  11. Number of outsourced HR staff
  12. Ratio of fee-earners to HR staff
  13. Number of marketing/PR/BD staff
  14. Number of outsourced marketing/PR/BD staff
  15. Ratio of fee-earners to marketing/PR/BD staff
  16. Number of document production staff
  17. Number of outsourced document production staff
  18. Ratio of fee-earners to document production staff
  19. Number of technology staff
  20. Number of outsourced technology staff
  21. Ratio of fee-earners to technology staff
  22. Number of risk & compliance staff
  23. Number of outsourced risk & compliance staff
  24. Ratio of fee-earners to risk & compliance staff
  25. Ratio of non fee-earners to fee-earners
  26. Ratio of non fee-earners to lawyers
  27. Ratio of non fee-earners to partners

List of Tables:

Departmental headcount data

  1. Top 10 firms with the highest number of facilities management staff
  2. Firms with the highest number of facilities management staff in London
  3. Facilities management staff numbers and ratios
  4. Top 10 firms with the highest number of finance staff
  5. Firms with the highest number of finance staff in London
  6. Finance staff numbers and ratios
  7. Top 10 firms with the highest number of HR staff
  8. Firms with the highest number of HR staff in London
  9. HR staff numbers and ratios
  10. Top 10 firms with the highest number of marketing/PR/BD staff
  11. Firms with the highest number of marketing/ PR/BD staff in London
  12. Marketing/PR/BD staff numbers and ratios
  13. Top 10 firms with the highest number of secretarial / document production staff
  14. Firms with the highest number of secretarial / document production staff in London
  15. Secretarial & document production staff numbers and ratios
  16. Top 10 firms with the highest number of technology staff
  17. Firms with the highest number of technology staff in London
  18. Technology staff numbers and ratios
  19. Top 10 firms with the highest number of risk staff
  20. Firms with the highest number of risk staff in London
  21. Risk & compliance staff numbers and ratios

Tables

  1. Top UK firms for headcount
  2. Fee-earners as a percentage of total staff
  3. Rankings of firms by their non-fee-earner to qualified lawyer ratio
  4. Rankings of firms by their non-fee-earner to partner ratio
  5. Top 10 firms with the highest number of non-fee-earning staff
  6. Top 10 firms with the lowest number of non-fee-earning staff
  7. Top 10 firms with the highest percentage of staff that are fee-earners
  8. Top 10 firms with the lowest percentage of staff that are fee-earners

List of Graphs:

Overview of key findings

  1. Non-fee-earner to fee-earner ratios at the UK 200
  2. Non-fee-earner to lawyer ratios at the UK 200
  3. Non fee-earner to partner ratios at the UK 200
  4. Firms 1-10: Change in non-fee-earner to fee-earner ratios
  5. Firms 11-20: Change in non-fee-earner to fee-earner ratios
  6. Firms 21-30: Change in non-fee-earner to fee-earner ratios
  7. Firms 31-40: Change in non-fee-earner to fee-earner ratios
  8. Firms 41-50: Change in non-fee-earner to fee-earner ratios

Departmental headcount data

  1. The relationship between fee-earner and facilities management staff numbers
  2. Ratios of fee-earners to facilities management staff
  3. The relationship between fee-earner and finance staff numbers
  4. Ratios of fee-earners to finance staff
  5. Ratios of fee-earners to HR staff
  6. The relationship between fee-earner and HR staff numbers
  7. Ratios of fee-earners to marketing/PR/BD staff
  8. The relationship between fee-earner and marketing/PR/BD staff numbers
  9. The relationship between fee-earner and secretarial/document production staff numbers
  10. Ratios of fee-earners to secretarial/document production staff
  11. The relationship between fee-earner and technology staff numbers
  12. Ratios of fee-earners to technology staff
  13. Ratios of fee-earners to risk & compliance staff
  14. The relationship between fee-earner and risk & compliance staff numbers

 

Attitudinal Survey Results:

Technology in the strategic agenda

  1. Has IT and technology- related investment moved higher up the strategic agenda at your firm?
  2. How does the firm’s budget for IT-related investment for the 2016/17 financial year compare with last year?
  3. Is the firm’s most senior IT business services professional a member of the firm’s main board?
  4. Who does this person report to?
  5. Does the firm have an innovation team (or similar) or a separate R&D budget for technology?
  6. Over the past three years has the firm seen any direct correlation between its investment in IT/ technology and an improvement in its financial results?

To order your copy, call Gilberto Esgaio – 0207 970 4191 or email gilberto.esgaio@centaurmedia.com    

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