Bond Dickinson has been ranked 16th in the Acritas UK Law Firm Brand Index 2017, up two places from 18th last year.

The report, which was launched on the 3 May, measures the performance of law firms against six key criteria including top of mind awareness, favourability, consideration for top level litigation and M&A, most used for high value work among UK based clients and most used for inbound work in the UK.

The report is based on data collected between January and November 2016 and is part of Sharplegal, a global survey conducted every year by Acritas with  senior legal buyers across the world's largest organisation. In total, 163 firms were ranked in this year's index.

Jonathan Blair, Managing Partner, said: "We've worked hard to keep developing a strong brand as a national firm and are delighted to feature amongst the Top 20 in the Acritas UK Law Firm Brand Index. It's good to see that Bond Dickinson is a brand that clients associate with excellent service and heavyweight legal expertise."

Bond Dickinson provides legal services across key sectors including Energy, Insurance, Financial Institutions, Retail, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Transport and Infrastructure and Private Wealth.