Welcome to our 6th issue. In this issue, we report on our research into the state and prospects for the African legal services market. As part of our research, we surveyed over 200 senior African lawyers to elicit their views on the future prospects for the continent’s legal services market. This is the first and largest survey of its kind ever conducted across African jurisdictions. The results were encouraging, with many bullish about the future. 73.17% of respondents believe that the quality and quantity of instructions will grow
over the next 2 to 3 years and 69.72% see a brighter future prospect for their firms. These figures seem to mirror the growth in the continent’s economy and the re-emergence of the middle class with significant disposable income. Despite the bullishness of the firms and the undeniable economic indicators, which both show upward trajectory, some common and worrying themes emerged from the survey, which should concern the African regulators, policy makers and legal education providers.