The Legal Year Magazine is a pioneer publication in Nigeria which aims at providing detailed statistical analysis of the Legal Service Market, its structure and key stakeholders through the identification of Leading Law Firms and General Counsels. Our ultimate goal is to provide credible information through extensive research which can be relied upon in assessing the performance, competence and track record of Law Firms, General Counsels, Courts, Law Schools, Legal Practitioners, etc.
We rank Law firms and General Counsels on the basis of a verification process which involves Standard diligence Checks, review of Articles published by Firms, Review of transaction data detailed in a list of International Periodicals such as Thomson Reuters Project finance International Annual report, Infrastructure Journal Magazine, etc, review of Questionnaire Survey, conducting fact finding Interviews, Frequency of Cases filed at Superior Courts (i.e High and Appellate Courts), Survey of Major Corporations and Practicing Lawyers to obtain the Prestige ratings of Individual Law Firms, etc.
Law firms are ranked using several performance indicators such as Lawyer Strength, quality of leadership, years in business, Branch offices, prestige index, entry level salary, etc. General Counsels on the other hand are rated based on Legal department size, work experience, Employer Market valuation, prestige index, etc.
In this Guide, we include a section for Young Lawyers and Law Interns which contain career guidance tips based on conclusions arising from our detailed analytical research. Going through the Section will enable Young Lawyers better understand the various career development prospects available to them. We also identify and list contact details of the twenty best Litigation Law Firms to work for, as well as the highest paying Law firms. For Law Interns we compiled a list of Firms that specifically accept Law internship applications.