The legal services market consists of sales of law-related services and related goods by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that advise clients (individuals, businesses or other entities) about their legal rights and responsibilities, and represent clients in civil or criminal cases, business transactions and other matters in which legal advice and other assistance are sought. Legal services undertake processes where human capital is the major input. They make available the knowledge and skills of their employees, often on an assignment basis, where an individual or team is responsible for the delivery of services to the client.
The global legal services market is expected to decline from $734.1 billion in 2019 to $728.5 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -0.8%. The decline is mainly due to economic slowdown across countries owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures to contain it. The market is then expected to recover and grow at a CAGR of 5% from 2021 and reach $845.7 billion in 2023.
North America was the largest region in the global legal services market, accounting for 56% of the market in 2019. Western Europe was the second largest region accounting for 24% of the global legal services market. Africa was the smallest region in the global legal services market.
Market-trend-based strategies for the legal services market include broadening services with information technology solutions, investing in data security systems to safeguard sensitive client data, outsourcing non-critical functions to offshore centers to reduce operational costs and increase profit margins, and offering diversified services to their clients to sustain the competition from accounting firms.
Player-adopted strategies in the legal services industry include expanding services to new geographies through partnerships and collaborations and enhancing services by increasing partners head count.
The major players in the global legal services market are Latham & Watkins, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Baker & McKenzie, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, DLA Piper.
The countries covered in the global legal services market report are Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam.
The global legal services market is segmented:
1) By Type: B2B Legal Services, B2C Legal Services, Hybrid Legal Services, Criminal Law Practices
2) By Size: Large Law Firms, SME Law Firms
3) By End-Users: Individuals, Financial Services, Mining And Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Construction, IT Services, Others
4) By Type Of Practice: Litigation, Corporate, Labor/Employment, Real Estate, Patent Litigation, Tax, Bankruptcy, Others (Regulatory, M&A, Antitrust, Environmental)
5) By Mode: Online, Offline