For the fourth year in a row, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP took the top spot in the Acritas brand index, but McCarthy Tétrault LLP leads when it comes to recognition by in-house counsel that it has embraced innovation.
The Acritas’ Canadian Law Firm Brand Index for 2019 was released last week and features data gathered from interviews with 259 Canadian senior in-house counsel with responsibility for buying legal services in organizations with revenues of more than $50 million. It is the eighth year for the survey. The breakout of respondents by province is as follows: 49 per cent from Ontario; 19 per cent from Alberta; 12 per cent Quebec; and 10 per cent from British Columbia. The remaining nine per cent were from other Canadian provinces.
The index also considers the views of a further 105 non-Canadian-based senior counsel who were asked which firms they used for their Canadian-based legal needs.