Sharplegal - Have your say

Sharplegal 2020 – Take Part

14 Years of Sharplegal, 14 years of the most comprehensive data of the global legal market. 

Acritas, now part of Thomson Reuters, a global leader in legal market research, is currently compiling Sharplegal – the world’s most comprehensive annual study of the global legal market.

Now in its 14th consecutive year, Sharplegal captures the views of over 2,000 leading general counsel from industry’s largest global organizations every year.

The study has been designed in consultation with Acritas’ Advisory Board members to ensure that it provides insight of significance and value to the industry.  

Senior legal opinion leaders are invited to contribute to ensure their views are included in this premier legal market study. Respondents must be general counsel or hold a similar level of seniority in their legal department and therefore have responsibility for appointing law firms from organizations with a minimum revenue of $50m. See who we have interviewed recently here


What are the benefits of taking part?

On completion of the interview, you will have immediate, free access to the following:

  • Legal Budget Benchmarks
    Developed to enable our Sharplegal participants to budget more effectively by knowing how your company’s internal/external legal spend profile compares to that of comparable organizations. 
  • Access to the Acritas Stars Database
    Search for stand-out lawyers as recommended by your peers
  • Remuneration Analytics
    Access detailed remuneration benchmarks most relevant to you
  • Exclusive Market Insight Reports
    Giving you access to a range of topical legal market issues arising from ongoing analysis of our annual Sharplegal survey results such as;

Innovation in Legal Departments - Uptake of technology, use of alternative legal service providers, innovations observed and how your department compares to others.

Patterns in Legal Spend Parts 1-3 - Legal spend is highly variable. The characteristics a company has are likely to define its level of spend – from headquarters location to industry sector and size, not withstanding its geographic footprint, growth trajectory and approach to managing risk etc.

Appraising Clients - How the stand-out lawyers you have identified in Sharplegal think you could get better value from them.


“The questions [of Sharplegal] are, in my opinion, prepared with conviction, and the answers will be very revealing. I don’t hide the fact I make use of what [the benchmarking data] you send me [as a thank you for taking part].”

- A top ranking senior head of legal talking about Sharplegal

Watch this short video to see our exclusive legal department metrics website

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