Acritas’ legal market research joined discussions in the Balkans

Balkan Legal Forum
11-12 November, 2010
Sofia, Bulgaria

South East Europe - Reviving Opportunities

Organised by The European Forum of the International Bar Association. The Legal Development Foundation

Lizzy Duffy, Acritas Account Manager, joined high profile clients, purchasing professionals and law firm representatives from across Europe to speak at the conference.

The knowledge Acritas proactively gathers through its annual sharplegal® study, from leading global General Counsel, enabled Lizzy to offer relevant and current insight into global legal market trends. Lizzy took part in the panel discussions during the Law Firm Management Day.

The day covered:

  • Law firm strategy after the recession
  • Managing a modern law firm: the opportunities and challenges
  • The secrets of motivating and leading the best people

The past two years have witnessed the most dramatic changes in markets and economies worldwide since the 1930's. As the world emerges from recession, the panellists addressed whether the legal landscape has changed permanently, whether some law firm models have emerged from the recession in better shape than others and whether law firms can still realistically have long term strategic plans (or whether they need to take a more opportunistic/tactical approach).

The panel looked at trends in law firm service offerings. Are full-service one-stop shops still the preferred model, or is there more scope for smaller niche practices? Are law firms finding new ways to work together and with their clients? Will emerging firms from the BRIC countries follow the same model as their counterparts in more developed economies or will different models emerge in some of those global markets?

To find out more about the information Acritas shared at the conference on legal market spend trends and forecasts please contact us


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