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How are ranking decisions made?
The decision to include sets and barristers in the tables in Chambers Bar guides is based on a number of factors. Of primary importance are:
1. The volume, complexity and importance of work undertaken in the year prior to publication.
2. Visibility and profile as reflected in the views of our many interviewees (clients, instructing solicitors and fellow barristers) who are asked to comment on a set's strength and its individual barristers' performance (whether on paper, in court or in conference).
Sets and individuals are included in our rankings when they have received sufficient positive comment. The factors mentioned above also determine the relative positions allotted in the tables.
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