The legal case management software market in Europe is expected to grow from US$ 221.38 million in 2021 to US$ 512.60 million by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 12.7% from 2021 to 2028. Similarly, legal case management software market in the MEA region is expected to grow from US$ 46.86 million in 2021 to US$ 100.91 million by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 11.6 % from 2021 to 2028. The burgeoning technology integration in legal case management solutions is expected to boost the growth of the EMEA market. The evolution of case and practice management systems has transformed the legal profession. Investment in legal software has been rising, and this trend is expected to continue in the coming years. These systems are designed to handle business and individual legal problems, and they have a potential to increase productivity, streamline procedures, and improve legal service management. Moreover, the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI)-based legal software applications is benefiting lawyers and clients by saving time and money, along with improving case results. Moreover, the integration of technologies in legal case management software offers facilities such as team collaboration, deadline management, communication and document retrieval, and billing and time tracking. Thus, the aforementioned factors enhance the overall efficiency of legal case management software with the integration of technologies, thereby contributing to the growth of the EMEA market.
In case of COVID-19, both Europe and the MEA are severely affected, especially countries like the UK and South Africa. In Europe, the COVID-19 pandemic has a different impact on different countries, as only selective countries have witnessed the rise in the number of cases and subsequently attracted strict, as well as prolonged, lockdown periods or social isolation norms. However, Western European countries such as Germany, France, Russia, and the UK have seen a comparatively modest decrease in their growth activities because of the robust healthcare systems. Nevertheless, the pandemic has highly altered the dynamics of European legal system as it has been seen to be adopting remote working solutions to combat the rapid spread of the virus, undergoing a rapid switch to digital legal system. ~56% law firms in the region have identified the need for technological solutions across this system. The system is also making a way for virtual hearings as a part of digital transformation. Thus, the abovementioned factors are leading to the rapid adoption of high-tech solutions, thereby driving the European legal case management software market. In the MEA region, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Morocco, and Kuwait are the main countries affected by pandemic. The legal industry across the region has been adversely impacted by the outbreak. Being an important service, the legal industry across the region has experienced a rise in the adoption of technologies enabling smooth functioning of legal proceedings and documentation processes. Thus, the outbreak of COVID-19 has fueled the adoption of high-tech solutions in legal systems, thereby positively impacting the legal case management software market growth in the MEA region.
The small and medium enterprise segment led the EMEA legal case management software market based on end-user in 2020. Organizations with 1–250 employees are classified as Small and medium enterprises (SMEs). These enterprises play a significant role in all economies, primarily in their development. As the number of cases/matters, specifically corporate cases, is significantly increasing year-on-year, the small and medium sized legal professional enterprises are booming across the EMEA. Moreover, SMEs are transforming the organization with the use of technology for managing legal cases, specifically during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has increased the demand for legal technology solution. Therefore, the technology companies are investing in research and development (R&D) to offer the best-in-class technological solution to the enterprises. Advantages of legal case management software such as reduction in human error, more security, and increased productivity, are expected to increase their demand from SMEs in the EMEA region, thereby driving the EMEA legal case management software market.
The overall EMEA legal case management software market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources. To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the EMEA legal case management software market. The process also serves the purpose of obtaining overview and forecast for the EMEA legal case management software market with respect to all the segments pertaining to the region. Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants who typically take part in such a process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders specializing in the EMEA legal case management software market. App4Legal, Beveron Technologies, Legal Suite, Themis Solutions Inc. (Clio), and Thomson Reuters Corporation are among the key players operating in the EMEA legal case management software market.