Looking for where to begin with legal consulting? This article will provide brief definitions and rankings of best legal consulting firms in the industry.

1. Legal Consulting Overview

What is legal consulting?

A legal consultant offers legal advice to their clients and ensures that their business and operations are in compliance with the law. In addition to providing legal advice, a legal consultant also helps clients deal with disputes, draft legal documents, etc.

Legal consulting itself is an industry classification with multiple functions like taxes, real estate and so on. Legal consulting firms can come from various “tiers” (MBB, Big 4, boutique, etc.).

Legal consultants can choose to work at these firms among other consultants, ranging from small, boutique firms that specialize in legal matters to a global network with specific divisions handling the legal industry.

Compensation

The annual salary for a legal consultant can range between $34,000 to $138,000, averaging at $69,315 ($33.32 an hour). The level of salary depends on your education, expertise and experience in the field. Consulting firms can offer fringe benefits like vacation, sick leave, travel reimbursements and so on.

2. Top Legal Consulting Firms

Top Legal Consulting Firms
(2021 – US – consulting.us)

RankName

1

Accenture

2

Deloitte

3

McKinsey & Company

4

Oliver Wyman

5

KPMG

6

PwC

7

EY

8

Bain & Company

9

Baker Tilly

10

Cordence Worldwide

11

Grant Thornton

12

North Highland

Top Legal Consulting Firms
(2021 – EU – consultancy.eu)

Rank

Name

1

KPMG

2

Deloitte

3

McKinsey & Company

4

Bain & Company

5

Cordence Worldwide

6

North Highland

Top Legal Consulting Firms
(2021 – Asia – consultancy.asia)

Rank

Name

1

KPMG

2

Deloitte

3

McKinsey & Company

4

Bain & Company

5

Cordence Worldwide