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The Lawyer is a monthly British magazine for commercial lawyers and in-house counsel, first published in 1987.[1] It is owned by Centaur Media plc.[2] Each year the magazine publishes a list of the UK's top 200 law firms, and Europe's top 100 law firms (excluding the United Kingdom).

The Lawyer
Year founded1987
CompanyCentaur Media
CountryUnited Kingdom

A weekly publication for 30 years, the magazine went monthly in April 2017.[3]

It has a spin-off magazine for students and aspiring lawyers, Lawyer 2B.



The Lawyer has had five editors since it was founded.

Date Editor
1987-1991 Lindsey Greig[4]
1991-1995 Fennell Betson[5]
1995-1998 Mary Heaney[6]
1998-2000 Sean Brierley[7]
2000- Catrin Griffiths[8]


The journal runs a number of awards ceremonies for the legal profession, including "The Lawyer Awards" and "The Lawyer European Awards"[9]


  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. ^ Catrin Griffiths, "Welcome to The Lawyer's first monthly edition"., The Lawyer, 24 Apr 2017
  4. ^ 28 May 2015, The Independent, Lindsay Greig obituary
  5. ^ New editor at The Lawyer
  6. ^ New editor at The Lawyer
  7. ^ New editor at The Lawyer
  8. ^ New editor at The Lawyer
  9. ^ "The Lawyer European Awards - March 2018". The Lawyer.

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