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The Legal Services Industry


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31 January 2013

Law Society Publishing


297 x 210mm
96 pages

The Legal Services Industry
Part 2 - Main Sectors

The Law Society


This report, the second in the series, has been produced by a Law Society project team assessing the size, shape and nature of the legal services market, along with an analysis of drivers of change likely to influence the market of the future. It provides an assessment of four main sectors of the legal services market.

These are:

  • Top 200 solicitor firms - Solicitor firms comprising the top 200, by turnover, of SRA-regulated legal practices
  • Small and medium firms (by turnover) outside the top 200 - Solicitor firms making up the remainder of SRA-regulated legal practices, for the purposes of this report, termed small and medium-sized law firms (with some reference to 'high street' or 'retail' practice where appropriate
  • Advocates - The Bar and other advocates such as solicitor advocates and legal executives with higher rights of audience
  • In-house practice - Lawyers working in-house in commerce and industry.

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