Find the Top Lawyers and Law Firms in the Chambers UK Guide

Search for ranked lawyers and law firms in the UK with analysis you can trust. Rankings are assessed by our team of experienced Chambers researchers and are updated every year. To find out more please see our methodology page.

If you are buying legal services in the UK and need reliable and up-to-date recommendations on the best law firms and lawyers, Chambers and Partners rankings and research will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

Watch this video to learn more about Chambers UK 2020 from our Editor Michael Perkin.

The Chambers Guide to Leading UK Lawyers

Chambers UK 2020 is now available online, covering 50 cities and counties in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. London, being the UK’s largest legal market, has the most in-depth coverage.

Number of Chambers rankings in Chambers UK 2020


Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years now. We currently have 85 experienced researchers ranking law firms and solicitors in the UK, providing a wealth of localised knowledge and market insight that you can trust.

Infographic of the research process for Chambers UK 2020


We cover 77 specialist areas of law, such as Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Employment, Litigation and Real Estate, grouped by regions, such as South West, Midlands and London, so you can easily compare firms across a geographic area.

We also cover specialist areas of law on a UK-wide basis, like Asset Finance, Capital Markets, Energy & Natural Resources, Media & Entertainments and Shipping.

New in this edition

  • Enhanced coverage of tax law in London, with new dedicated tables recognising the expertise of lawyers in VAT, real estate and investment funds taxation.
  • Expanded rankings for Banking & Finance in London, with both our Lenders and Borrowers sub-tables now including a distinction between solicitors handling big ticket transactions and those more focused on the mid-market.
  • A new distinction in how we recognise London-based lawyers specialising in capital markets transactions, with separate rankings for firms and lawyers focusing on structured finance transactions and regulation, as well as those concentrating on matters involving derivatives products.
  • The creation of a new Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions table, recognising lawyers in London for their specialist expertise in bringing private prosecutions against the perpetrators of financial crime.
  • New sub-tables which recognise lawyers focusing on the resolution of family and matrimonial disputes through alternative forums, as well as Midlands-based employment solicitors specialising in representing employees.

Infographic of the new sections in Chambers UK 2020