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.
We encourage sets to prepare submissions to assist with our research. Although these are optional and not a prerequisite for inclusion, they serve a dual function:
Each set is provided with a username and password with which to upload its submissions. We ask that a single submission document be uploaded for each practice area. This applies whether or not the set or its barristers have been ranked before. Additionally, you may put the referee contacts on separate spreadsheets for each practice area.
The Research Schedule shows the deadline for each submission.