Founded in 1987, Legalease is a leader in the provision of legal market information. As a quality-driven publisher, we offer authoritative and in-depth analysis and commentary across a broad portfolio of publications, spanning directories, magazines, journals, textbooks and online. We aim to be at the forefront of legal publishing, creating high-quality publications for the elite of the legal profession, and their clients.
The hugely successful Legal 500 series of guides reviews the strengths and strategies of law firms in over 90 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America, and the Caribbean. These easy-to-navigate and cross-referenced guides provide research and law firm rankings to enable clients to identify the best law firm for the job.
Our flagship website is Legal500.com. It was the first legal referral site on the internet and it has grown to be the largest. Legal500.com contains not only the content of the entire Legal 500 series, but also a wide range of articles, briefings and updates.
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Editorial: our team of researchers speaks to thousands of law firm commercial clients every year. Our Law Firm Recommendations are based largely on what those clients tell us - plus we also get the opinions of thousands of rival commercial lawyers. In addition, we acquire much confidential information about the client lists of major firms, and the transactions/deals they have been involved in.
Our editorial team: our journalists and researchers are experienced professionals, who know their markets. They can provide the independent insight needed to produce a qualitative assessment of a country's finest legal practices (they travel to over 50 countries each year).
Getting into the Editorial: the only way a law firm can get into our Law Firm Recommendations is on merit alone - if our researchers think they are good enough for inclusion. It is not possible for a firm to buy its way into the Editorial. In non-editorial areas of the site, law firms can take banner display ads or sponsor sections (eg Legal Developments; Law Firm News).
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Whilst we have tried to ensure the accuracy of this publication, the publishers, editors, and authors cannot accept responsibility for any errors, omissions, mis-statements or mistakes
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