Innovative Lawyers

Home of the FT’s series of Innovative Lawyers special reports covering Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, complete with annually updated in-depth rankings

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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

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; the rule of law and access to justice; and collaboration as a business model.

North America 2017

Institutions and tenets of democracy have been tested in 2017, and the legal sector has been drawn into a series of political battles. Plus: firms using data for ‘Moneyball’-style self-analysis; and companies’ in-house teams ranked alongside law firms.

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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