Mid Tier Firms
The mid tier firms have grown again in importance over the last 3 to 4 years and now offer a true alternative to the established top tier firms for a range of high value and complex legal work. Some firms have a national office network and some enjoy a strong reputation in just the one state capital. A significant trend over the last 4 to 5 years is the migration of both lawyers and legal work from the top tier to middle tier firms. The perception is improved career prospects through to partnership for senior lawyers and better value for money for some clients in certain legal matters.