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Changes in the legal services market, including increased competition from new suppliers, the development of alternative business structures, and likely consolidation of the sector, have created a demand from forward thinking law firms and other legal services providers for market research and consultancy services.

IRN Research is offering these services in association with The Fedora Consultancy, a specialist marketing consultancy serving the legal services market.

IRN LEGAL’s Bespoke Research Services

IRN Research undertakes commissioned bespoke research projects for law firms and providers to the legal market and our reserch areas to support your business planning include -

  • Client/Potential Client Surveys
  • Specific client group research, e.g. FTSE100 clients, SMEs, private clients, specific verticals
  • Sector-specific Research & Market Reports
  • Competitor and Market Intelligence
  • Brand Awareness and Use Studies
  • Local/National/International Research

We are a full-service research agency with research capabilities from small-scale research requests to large-scale international projects. We utilise a range of research techniques, e.g. desk research, telephone/online surveys, face-to-face interviews, focus groups, and can provide a full results analysis. Further details of our services from dmort@irn-research.com.

As well as bespoke services, IRN publishes reports on the sector and provides the IRN Legal Market Information service (See reports section below).

 

Reports

Executive Summaries

IRN LEGAL

Market Information Service

The UK legal market is in a period of transformation and IRN Legal is a research and information service which enables you to keep up-to-date and understand these changes. Available through an annual subscription, IRN Legal includes:

  • UK Legal Services Market Report (annual) –5th edition published in 2015, providing a review of market and industry trends, competitor profiles, key issues, original consumer research  and forecasts.    
  • UK Legal Market Briefings (annual for each market segment) - 20 to 25-page market briefings on each of these 4 key legal markets: Conveyancing; Personal Injury; Family Law; Wills and Probate.
  • Monthly UK Legal Market Trends – monthly updates on UK legal market revenue (plus historical data from 2002 onwards), legal market surveys, ABS progress, new services, M&A etc.    

Annual subscription - £950 (plus VAT in the UK)/€1,210/US$1,525

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Client Satisfaction Surveys – Many Law Firms are Missing a Trick

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UK Legal Services Market 2015

The UK legal services market is in a period of transformation driven by factors such as market liberalisation, new business structures and models, technological developments, and an increasingly sophisticated and discerning customer base. UK Legal Services Market 2015 provides an independent analysis of the UK legal market and trends.

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UK Conveyancing Market - IRN Legal Market Briefing 1

The UK Conveyancing Market Briefing 2015 is an annual Legal Market Briefing from IRN Research and provides an overview of the UK conveyancing market. Fro 2008 to 2011, the UK residential property market was flat but residential property transactions over £40,000 grew by 5.4% in 2012, 14.5% in 2013 and 14.9% in 2014.

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UK Wills & Probate Market - IRN Legal Market Briefing 2 

The UK Wills & Probate Market Briefing is the second in a series of annual Legal Market Briefings from IRN Research and provides an overview of the UK wills and probate market.

The majority of adults in the UK have yet to make a will so there is potential to grow the market.

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UK Personal Injury Market IRN Legal Market Briefing 3 

The UK Personal Injury Market Briefing is the third in a series of Legal Market Briefings from IRN Research and provides an overview of the UK personal injury and clinical negligence markets. 

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The Legal Landscape - AN EVER CHANGING PICTURE

The graphic summarises the legal landscape in England and Wales, almost four years after the Legal Services Act came into force. More details are given on the following pages.