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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

South East – 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

The South East region encompasses a huge range of legal markets, from Essex and Hertfordshire, to Oxfordshire, Berkshire, the Thames Valley, Surrey, Sussex and Kent and into Hampshire. Reading and the Thames Valley are tech and life sciences hubs, generating steady streams of corporate and TMT work, while the regions real estate markets have remained buoyant despite Brexit uncertainties. National firms with a strong presence across the South East include include Blake Morgan, Shoosmiths, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP and Irwin Mitchell, while a number of recent tie-ups have shaken up the established order, with newly merged firms including BDB Pitmans, Cripps Pemberton Greenish and Pennington Manches Cooper.