Future of the Legal Market

The launch of Sharplegal in 2007 presented a new, original and unique approach to measuring and tracking market trends in the legal sector. This insight allows us to forecast where the risk and opportunity lie, allowing you to plan strategic success.

There is no ‘right answer’ to the question about which approach to take in the pursuit of success in today’s legal market.

Whilst every firm has its own particular goals and objectives, all firms can benefit from using the voice of the client to inform their strategies and grow and protect market share. Thanks to the 2,000+ interviews we undertake each year as part of Sharplegal, we can see change coming. Access to our data sets you ahead of the game.

We can help you to:

  • Interrogate and test differentiation strategies and forecast the impact of each one
  • Facilitate dynamic decision making, designed to reduce risk and deliver competitive advantage
  • Create and measure the intangible, softer KPIs that really impact on business performance in the long term
  • Identity the emerging needs and markets of the future
  • Align with evolving buyer behaviors and adjust for cultural differences
  • Resonate with the GC of the future

Products & Pricing

Data relating to the future of the legal market is available through a number of routes. Acritas, now part of Thomson Reuters, offers a range of data packages as listed below as well as customized studies and cuts of the Sharplegal dataset. Should you wish to discuss a more bespoke approach, please contact us directly.


Available reports:

Profiling goals and spend of in-house legal departments: This report drawn from Sharplegal data contains insights relating to in-house departmental goals, the number of in-house lawyers and paralegals employed, specialist non-legal roles employed, details of legal knowledge systems in place, in-house and external budget and balance spent externally over time, spend to revenue ratios, forecast overall and international spend and the use of alternative legal providers. It also discusses the percentage of spend on international, top level and bet the company work. 

How CLO’s are engaging with online technologies: Drawing on relevant questions from Sharplegal, we explore the frequency of access to technologies like LinkedIn, blogs and Corporate Twitter feeds, also considering the change in use over time. 

Why firms gain more or less of a clients spend: Drawing on Sharplegal data we will explore which firms are gaining more spend, the drivers to increasing share of wallet, which firms are losing spend and the reasons why firms are losing out. 


Customized research:

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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Key contacts

To find out more about how we can help your business, please contact us now.

US & Canada

Jennifer Dezso, VP Acritas US


+(1) 512-647-0815

UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia

Jo Aitken, Director


+44 (0) 808 178 3020

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