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The Legal 500 Client Service Survey is the largest and most comprehensive survey of client satisfaction ever conducted of the UK legal market.

Every year, Legal 500 research contacts more than 150,000 clients to access their views on the service they have received from law firms.

The table above is extracted from the 2020 survey. Research towards the 2021 edition, available this Autumn, has already begun. When completed it will be the biggest and most exhaustive study of client satisfaction ever conducted in the UK.

For more information see Legal 500 Client Service Survey 2020

Scotland – Number of firm rankings

Data extracted from The Legal 500 Historical Data service. Legal 500 Historical Data covers more than a decade of law firm and individual rankings globally.

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Legal Market Overview

Scotland’s legal market has been reshaped in recent years by a series of takeovers of the country’s top firms by international players such as CMS, Pinsent Masons and Addleshaw Goddard, and the trend continued in late 2017 with Dentons’ acquisition of Maclay Murray & Spens. However, the biggest remaining independents, such as BrodiesBurness Paull and Shepherd and Wedderburn, are continuing to thrive, with sectors such as food and drink, fintech, real estate, infrastructure and retail generating substantial amounts of work. Other key domestic firms include Anderson Strathern, Harper Macleod, Morton Fraser and high-end corporate specialist Dickson Minto.