Lawyer rankings either do not matter for litigation outcomes or are redundant

Hanretty, Christopher (2016) Lawyer rankings either do not matter for litigation outcomes or are redundant. International Journal of the Legal Profession, 23 (2). pp. 185-205. ISSN 0969-5958

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Abstract

I investigate the success of litigants in tax cases in England and Wales between 1996 and 2010. I explore the effect upon success of having better-ranked legal representation, according to rankings of barristers published by Chambers. I find that, for a variety of model specifications, there is no significant positive effect of having better-ranked legal representation. After conducting a sensitivity analysis, I conclude that better-ranked legal representation might have a positive effect on litigation outcomes, but only if better-ranked lawyers receive cases that are substantially more difficult to win. However, if better-ranked lawyers receive substantially more difficult cases, this suggests consumers of legal representation are sophisticated enough to dispense with legal rankings.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 09:20
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 00:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/57721
DOI: 10.1080/09695958.2015.1133422

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