Acritas Hosts its Annual Advisory Board Dinner

Leading members of the general counsel community and law firm leaders recently gathered at an exclusive dinner in London to share their views on the future of the legal market.

Acritas’ CEO, Lisa Hart Shepherd, revealed the latest research from Sharplegal* as part of a presentation entitled: ‘Ten Year Trends in The Legal Industry: Implications for GCs and Law Firms’.

Peter Martyr, Group Chief Executive of Norton Rose Group, and Andrew Magowan, General Counsel & Company Secretary at, co-chaired the discussions which followed.

The group debated the ever-increasing challenges of using external counsel – with a particular focus on the international context, especially mature and emerging markets.  The implications of the research trends for future strategy development within law firms and law departments concluded the evening’s conversation.


Acritas’ next roundtable discussion will take place online:

Crisis Management – How to Prepare for and Deal with The Potential Fall-Out

1 November 2012
12:00-13:00(ET) / 16:00-17:00(GMT)

To find out more please visit our events page here

Free access to legal market insight in 2012 
Acritas hosts regular hot topic discussions with its Advisory Board members and senior legal buyers from around the world. Summary reports are prepared following each online and roundtable discussion.  

To receive exclusive invitations to all future in-house counsel discussions you just need to complete Acritas' Sharplegal* survey (15min telephone interview). To schedule your interview please contact us 

* The world’s most comprehensive annual study of the global legal market. Acritas interviews the most influential general counsel and senior legal buyers in the world’s largest companies every year and can provide heads of legal/general counsel with critical intelligence and benchmarking data across spend patterns, performance of law firms, rates paid, challenges faced and expected changes.


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