1. Firms were scored on every entry they submitted into the 2009 research process, regardless of whether they were ranked in the published FT Innovative Lawyers report.
2. Firms were ranked by their success in the report as follows:
Standout = 4 points
Highly commended = 2 points
Commended = 1 point
3. Firms’ performance in the 2008 report.
4. PEP figures from Legal Business 2009 and RSG Consulting research.
5. Firms were judged on the extent to which innovation was embedded in the business. Using the report research as a basis, RSG Consulting conducted further specific research to make this assessment.
6. Estimate used, based on RSG Consulting research
7. Estimate used, based on RSG consulting research.