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Since 2006, the FT Innovative Lawyers report and awards has assessed and ranked lawyers on their innovation for clients and in their own businesses. Law firms and in-house legal teams are invited to submit to five broad sections: legal expertise, the business of law, rule of law and access to justice, collaboration and innovative individuals. The rankings uncover the real value lawyers deliver to businesses and to recognise the lawyers who consistently further the interests of their clients, firms, and the profession itself.

FT Innovative Lawyers reports

North America 2018

Even elite law firms cannot ignore the tech revolution; Pennsylvania ruling shows a way to successfully challenge partisan voting maps; General Motors and Takata refresh; battle for the Supreme Court. Plus: spotlight on Canada.

Europe 2018

The rule of law, legal equality and political freedom — the top 50 law firms and legal service providers; in-house legal teams ranked for innovation alongside firms; top 10 individual innovators; and the rule of law and access to justice.

Asia Pacific 2018

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This report highlights: Australia’s inventive legal sector; the lawyers keeping tabs on trade sanctions; greater diversity in the workplace; and rising demand for expertise in Chinese bonds, private equity and AI.

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