Research Business Spreads Global Reach

Posted on the 20 July 2010

Research Business Spreads Global Reach

A legal research firm has revealed plans to expand into Asia and Australia after enjoying a 104% leap in sales, taking it beyond the £2m-a-year mark.

Newcastle-based Acritas, which supplies clients with evidence-based research into the legal market, is to target new business in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai as well as the major Australian cities.

The firm currently has offices in London and New York and will add 12 new staff across the company.

Chief executive Lisa Hart said “We are currently working with 35 of the world’s top 100 law firms; our research is helping firms develop strategy and enhance business performance as they cope with today’s corporate environment.”

Acritas interviews in excess of 3000 senior legal buyers each year and provides critical intelligence from the survey data to heads of legal /general counsel with benchmarking data and law firm leaders with in depth market insight to enable them to develop strategy and meet client needs.

The 12 new jobs have been funded by a GBI grant from One North East.

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