In discussions with corporate counsel, Who’s Who Legal researchers ask: what criteria do you look for when instructing external lawyers?
While responses vary as to which qualities are emphasised, the core requirements remain the same: relevant experience and understanding; value; responsiveness; working style and relationship; and cost. Not to mention, commerciality: counsel need someone who truly partners with their business.
So how does one go about finding a practitioner who meets these criteria in today’s crowded marketplace? Well, they might find themselves with a copy of Who’s Who Legal in their hands.