Overview

Case for concern: Firms face slow growth due to falling criminal activity and demand

IBISWorld’s Criminal Lawyers and Attorneys market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite declining criminal activity, industry players benefit from more complex and lengthy cases
  • Industry operators usually receive larger fees from more complex and lengthy cases
  • Traffic offences are expected to decline due to government-funded campaigns and initiatives

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Criminal Lawyers and Attorneys industry comprises legal practitioners that specialise in representing clients for matters relating to criminal law, such as traffic violations, illicit drug offences and assault. Over the past five years, a decline in criminal activity has constrained the industry’s performance. However, an increase in illicit drugs, weapons and explosives offences has offset the overall drop in criminal activity. These cases are generally more complex than other crimes, such as traffic violations, meaning industry firms can charge higher fees. Similarly, higher revenue from complicated cases involving violence, such as homicide and sexual assault, is expected to further offset declines in criminal activity...

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    What is the Criminal Lawyers and Attorneys industry?

    The Criminal Lawyers and Attorneys industry exhibits moderate barriers to entry. The industry's largest barrier to entry is the high level of education and qualifications required to practice law. This typically includes gaining a university law degree and undertaking practical legal training either with a firm or certified institute. Barristers, who are generally responsible for providing legal representation for their client in court, also need to pass bar admittance examinations. For example, the NSW Bar Association's exam requires a pass mark of 75 percent.

    Despite the minimal capital requirements needed to establish a law practice, firms need to attract highly skilled staff to develop a successful service offering. This results in a high level of wage costs for operators. Ind...

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    Additional Insights for the Criminal Lawyers and Attorneys Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Criminal Lawyers and Attorneys Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Experienced work force
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Level of criminal activity and Number of vehicle accident deaths in the Criminal Lawyers and Attorneys industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Defence for traffic offences
    Defence for violent crimes and sexual offences
    Defence for robbery, burglary, theft and fraud offences
    Defence for public order and property damage
    Defence for drug, weapons and explosives offences
    Defence for other crimes

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Level of criminal activity
  • Number of vehicle accident deaths
  • Level of social assistance
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Criminal activity
  • Other demand drivers
  • Industry characteristics
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Crime rates
  • Government initiatives and legislation
  • Access to justice
  • Table: Criminal Lawyers and Attorneys Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Criminal Lawyers and Attorneys Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Accounting Services
  • Computer and Software Retailing
  • Furniture, Appliance and Equipment Rental
  • Office Property Operators
  • Stationery Goods Retailing
  • Telecommunications Services

  • Products & Services
  • Defence for traffic offences
  • Defence for violent crimes and sexual offences
  • Defence for robbery, burglary, theft and fraud offences
  • Defence for drug, weapons and explosives offences
  • Defence for other crimes
  • Defence for public order and property damage
  • Chart: Criminal Lawyers and Attorneys Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Males aged 25 years and over
  • Males under 25 years of age
  • Females aged 25 years and over
  • Females under 25 years of age
  • Organisations and other individuals
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Criminal Lawyers and Attorneys Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Legal support services
  • Rent, utilities and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Criminal Lawyers and Attorneys

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Criminal Lawyers and Attorneys Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Criminal Lawyers and Attorneys Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Criminal Lawyers and Attorneys Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Barristers
  • Legal practitioners with the ability to represent clients in court.
  • Legal Aid
  • Government funded legal advice, proceedings or representation
  • Pro Bono
  • Work performed free of charge for clients who cannot afford legal representation.
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