The private law firms receiving highest proportion of legal aid work

It may come as a surprise to learn that the biggest NSW law firm is Legal Aid NSW. With a headcount of 1,163 (as at 30 June 2017 including lawyers and other staff), there would be no other NSW organisation with more people providing legal services. Even more surprising is that the combination of all the independent Legal Aid organisations in each state would make Legal Aid the largest national “law firm” entity in Australia by headcount. HWL Ebsworth is 1,000+ people in Australia. Minter Ellison has around 1,800 people including overseas. 2016/17 was a bumper year of expenditure for Legal […]