The Lawyer

The Lawyer is a monthly British magazine and news website for commercial lawyers, barristers and in-house counsel. It also publishes several market reports that benchmark performance, financials, resources and strategies of law firms in the UK, Europe, Asia, offshore and US firms in London. It was first published in 1987[1] and is owned by Centaur Media plc.[2]

The Lawyer
The Lawyer magazine cover.jpg
EditorCatrin Griffiths
PublisherCentaur Media
Year founded1987; 33 years ago (1987)
CompanyCentaur Media
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon

The Lawyer has an in-house research team that provides the insight for market reports. It also offers a tailor-made research and analysis service for external clients.[3]

In 2019 the brand launched Litigation Tracker, a database available on a subscription basis that tracks every litigation case from 15 UK High Courts since 2015.

The Lawyer also runs a portfolio of Events comprising legal conferences, summits, roundtables and awards, attracting over 2,000 senior lawyers annually from private practice, chambers and in-house teams[4]. In June 2020 it launched its first virtual event - the In-house Financial Services virtual event.

A weekly publication for 30 years, the magazine went monthly in April 2017.[5]

It has a spin-off brand for students and aspiring lawyers called Lawyer 2B.[6]

The UK 200 and the Euro 100Edit

Each year The Lawyer publishes a list of the UK's top 200 law firms, and Europe's top 100 law firms (excluding the UK).


The Lawyer has had five editors since it was founded.

Date Editor
1987-1991 Lindsey Greig[7]
1991-1995 Fennell Betson[8]
1995-1998 Mary Heaney[9]
1998-2000 Sean Brierley[10]
2000- Catrin Griffiths[11]


The journal runs a number of awards ceremonies for the legal profession, including The Lawyer Awards and The Lawyer European Awards.[12]


  1. ^ "Welcome to the Lawyer Market Intelligence". The Lawyer Market Intelligence. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  2. ^ "The Lawyer". Centaur Media. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  3. ^ "The Lawyer". Centaur Media. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  4. ^ "The Lawyer". Centaur Media. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  5. ^ Catrin Griffiths, "Welcome to The Lawyer's first monthly edition"., The Lawyer, 24 Apr 2017
  6. ^ "Lawyer 2B | Careers advice, training schemes and lawyer salaries". The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  7. ^ 28 May 2015, The Independent, Lindsay Greig obituary
  8. ^ New editor at The Lawyer
  9. ^ New editor at The Lawyer
  10. ^ New editor at The Lawyer
  11. ^ New editor at The Lawyer
  12. ^ "The Lawyer European Awards - March 2018". The Lawyer.

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