Research+ is a bespoke practice area or jurisdictional report that provides law firms with enhanced feedback about our research process, alongside what clients and peers think about the practice(s) in question, all conducted and written alongside the traditional Legal 500 editorial and rankings process.

How does it work?

Firms need to book Research+ before their next submission deadline for as many practice areas as they wish to receive extended feedback on. This is to ensure our researchers know from the outset that a greater depth of feedback will be required, and so that the detailed notes and analysis can be produced alongside the research and interview process. The Legal 500‘s team of researchers dedicated to speaking with GCs and in-house lawyers will also conduct in-depth telephone interviews and send further emails requesting extended feedback with as many of your clients as possible (and other GCs in that market who may be able to comment on the firm’s practice) to provide Research+ with greater client insights.

When the rankings are released, firms often have questions as to how we arrived at our decisions – Research+ will be delivered to bookers in the week prior to a new guide being published, allowing quick analysis of the new rankings and feedback.

What does the report offer?

Research+ gives the practice in-depth analysis of:

1. The practice’s market reputation

2. How does the firm’s practice compare to other firms (analysis and data)

3. Analysis of the firm’s submission with areas for improvement

4. Client response rates

5. What do the clients say about the firm’s practice

6. More client quotes for internal and external use

Now available across The Legal 500‘s guides, Research+ is not a product for law firms to buy after a launch if they are unhappy with the rankings. Instead, it is an enhancement to the research process that gives a greater understanding of how we make rankings decisions and ensures a greater depth of interviews with clients and potential clients.

Research+ is designed to be used in conjunction with The Legal 500’s Historical Data service, which contains rankings data (both firm and individuals) for the past 10 years.

To book your report, please contact