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About

Top 3 Legal is a new disruptive legal directory for all lawyers worldwide. It's simple to populate and use, yet very powerful with many key benefits.

Top 3 Legal is an “always on” / always up-to-date source of market intelligence on the top lawyers by work type and location.

Top 3 Legal enables law firms to promote their lawyers and provide key information to clients and targets in a simple, and time and cost-effective way.

150k+

Lawyers

420+

Law Firms

130+

Countries

Our Mission

To create the world's best B2B legal directory by aggregating content direct from law firms and lawyers, overlaid with client recommendations and powerful search features.

How It Works

We're totally independent and objective, driven by direct client recommendations, rather than law firm submissions and researcher judgments.

Colleagues Client Network Share Share Word-of-mouth recommendations Word-of-mouth recommendations Word-of-mouth recommendations All crowd-sourced recommendations from all users Lawyers recommended by clients Work type Location

Recommendations are anonymous except where the recommender has agreed to share them with a colleague or person in their network.

“I can see the profile of the lawyer's recommendations (e.g. the recommendations are mainly from senior people in legal and finance roles in listed companies in the same sector as me)”

For Clients

Easy access to lawyer contact details and profiles.

Pool your lawyer recommendations / market knowledge with your work colleagues and your network creating a private database each contributor can then access to find word of mouth lawyer recommendations from other contributors they know and trust.

Search wider crowd-sourced (anonymised) recommendations from other client users you're not connected with.

Help the lawyers you work with to build their credentials and generate new opportunities.

Work smarter - access useful resources and links for clients and in-house lawyers.

Easy to use.

Top 3 Legal is completely free to join and use, and always will be for clients who register now.

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For Lawyers

A simple free profile you own and control – register to adopt your profile and add your photo and work types.

No need for any submissions, directory client research and editorial judgments. All that matters is who your “net promoters” are: who would recommend you to their colleagues or others?

Level playing field – whatever your level of seniority, you're entitled to a free standard profile and you can be recommended and / or seek recommendations.

With a premium profile, you can provide much richer information to clients by linking them to your CV, LinkedIn profile and any parts of your firm / organisation website. You can also easily add other free text should you wish (such as your work type, sector experience and recent matters).

Generate new opportunities and work from your profile / credentials and recommendations being easily accessible to in-house lawyers and other client users. In our client survey, clients scored peer-to-peer recommendations as being over eight times more important to them in identifying lawyers than using existing directories or law firm websites.

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Frequently Asked Questions

General

What's the annual timetable and process for Top 3 Legal?

There isn't an annual timetable or process. There are no submissions or references. Top 3 Legal is “always on”, up-to-date and grows continuously via crowd-sourced contributions. Clients can add recommendations at any time and lawyers can edit their profiles at any time.

What are the costs?

No costs for clients. No costs for lawyer standard profiles. Premium profiles are subject to an annual subscription per user (with discounts the more profiles a firm has). These range from £120 per profile (for up to 50 profiles) and reduce to £36 for over 2,000 profiles.

What if negative / unfair reviews are made?

It’s a positive process: there’s no scope for negative inputs. Clients are simply inputting the names of lawyers they’d recommend – a quick and easy process with no scoring, star-rating, reviews or free text commentary.

How will user levels and recommendations grow?

Lawyers will seek recommendations. There are already 150k+ lawyers in the Top 3 Legal database and we are continually increasing that number as we add more firms and lawyers around the world.

Any lawyer can set up a profile at no cost and seek recommendations or be recommended.

Proactive clients will be able to use Top 3 Legal in their teams and with their networks whilst other clients will be introduced to Top 3 Legal by lawyers seeking recommendations from them.

More generally, clients and lawyers will appreciate that Top 3 Legal provides a much better and more cost-effective way of sharing and accessing information about recommended lawyers and law firms.

Top 3 Legal will be promoted through a range of digital marketing campaigns and channels, including via LinkedIn.

What’s the geographical coverage of Top 3 Legal?

Top 3 Legal is global. It already includes details of the lawyers in the top 200 UK law firms, the top 50 US firms and lawyers in other major law firms around the world. Lawyers not included can register free profiles at any time and Top 3 Legal will also be adding more lawyers and law firms around the world.

Lawyers (in law firms or freelance etc.)

How many recommendations can I make / request

There is no limit to how many recommendations a client can make or a lawyer can request.

What extra work will Top 3 Legal involve?

Client recommendations take seconds to add. Lawyer standard profiles are already set-up for over 150k lawyers. Profiles belong to the relevant lawyer and he / she can edit the profile as they see fit (in the same way as they do e.g. with a LinkedIn profile).

What are the benefits of having a premium profile?

With a premium profile, you can provide much richer information to clients by linking them to your CV, LinkedIn profile and any parts of your firm / organisation website. You can also easily add other free text should you wish (such as your work type, sector experience and recent matters).

Can alternative providers / contractors / freelancers be listed and recommended?

Yes they can. There’s increasing diversity in how legal services are provided / resourced and alternative providers can be listed alongside law firms and contractors / freelancers alongside lawyers working in law firms.

Clients / in-house lawyers

If I make a recommendation, who can see I've made it?

Client recommendations are anonymous except: (1) the person you recommend will be notified that you’ve recommended them; and (2) if you opt to share your recommendations with colleagues and / or your network then, in their search results, they’ll be able to see who has made the recommendation.

If you have any other questions, please email us at [email protected]

Lawyer premium
profiles

Premium profiles can be set up once you’ve registered. You’ll see details of how many premium profiles (if any) are available to your firm / organisation and how to upgrade.

Contractors
& freelancers

If you’re a contractor or freelancer you can still register a free profile and upgrade to a premium profile.

Law firm /
organisation profiles

If you’re interested in setting up a subscription for your law firm / organisation and premium profiles for some or all of your lawyers, then please contact [email protected] and we’ll let you have the relevant information.

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Clients

No cost to use, forever.

Contribute your lawyer recommendations.

Share your recommendations with your team / network.

Unlock advanced search functionality (by law firm, lawyer, work type and location plus a range of sector and other filters).

Access "working smarter" useful links and resources.

Lawyers

Adopt your free standard profile and add the work type(s) you want to be shown for.

Seek and view recommendations.

Unlock advanced search functionality (by lawyer, law firm, work type and location plus a range of sector and other filters).

Access "working smarter" useful links and resources.

Ability to upgrade to a premium profile.