Acritas Stars Survey: Stand-Out Talent 2019

In February 2019 we will be conducting our third annual global study of more than 10,000 Acritas Stars. The aim is to refresh and deepen our understanding of what makes these people such stand-out lawyers.

The survey has seven main areas of exploration:

  • What qualities the star lawyers believe make them stand out to clients
  • Benefits and barriers to collaboration
  • Drivers of satisfaction and current firm performance
  • Perceived and desired opportunities for progression
  • Billable hours and compensation benchmarks
  • Perceptions of innovation
  • Aspirational employer brands

A summary of the key findings will be shared with all respondents following thorough analysis of the results which we hope to complete in April 2019.

To find out more please check out our FAQs or contact Jo Summers on +44 808 178 3020 or


How to get involved in Acritas Stars?

Individual Star lawyers – please respond to our surveys and you will receive exclusive reports summarizing our ground-breaking work as well as invitations to webinars and events.

Law firms – encourage your Stars to respond and you too will receive the exclusive reports highlighting the key findings. You can also buy the full research findings and where you have sufficient numbers of lawyers responding, benchmark your firm’s performance.

Please note we will always protect the anonymity of your Star lawyers’ individual responses and you will not be able to see individual firm findings aside from your own firm.

Senior in-house counsel – to gain free access to the global database of Star lawyers and to our broader research including spend benchmarking analytical tools, contact us to participate in our 25-minute Sharplegal research telephone interview, or book your appointment now using our online booking app.

Please note qualifying criteria apply including minimum revenue size and decision-making authority when appointing external providers.

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