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About Chambers UK

Search for the top ranked lawyers and law firms in the UK with analysis you can trust. Rankings are assessed by our dedicated team of experienced Chambers researchers and are updated every year. To learn about how we conduct our unrivalled research please visit 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, editorial and analysis will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision, all based on our market leading research.

Chambers UK 2022 Guide Launch Webinar
Join us for the guide launch webinar and discover key findings from this year's research and learn what is new in this edition of the guide with an overview from the Chambers UK team.
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Coverage

The Chambers UK 2022 research takes place between January 2021 and July 2021.

Chambers UK 2022 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 legal coverage and insights.

Chambers UK 2022

5,409
Ranked
Departments
11,714
Individual
Rankings
1,015
Associates-to-Watch Ranked
35% increase from last year
534
Up-and-Coming Ranked
10% increase from last year

New in Chambers UK 2022

Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years now. We currently have more than 70 experienced researchers ranking the best law firms and solicitors working in the UK legal market, providing a wealth of localised knowledge and market insight that you can trust and base your legal buying decisions on.

The Chambers UK guides legal market coverage and analysis cover 78 specialist areas of UK 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, such as Asset Finance, Energy & Natural Resources, Media & Entertainments and Shipping.

Investment Funds, UK-wide
The creation of a new Investment Funds: Investor Representation legal ranking table, focusing exclusively on the investor-side of funds work. This mirrors the corresponding table in Chambers USA, highlighting activity on both side of the Atlantic in this key practice area in law.
Capital Markets, London
The creation of a new table focusing on CLOs, highlighting the greater activity in this market in the UK, again mirroring activity in the USA legal market.
Charities, UK-wide
Creation of a new ranking table focusing exclusively on Legacy Disputes, enhancing the depth of our coverage in the Charities sector as this sector continues to grow and evolve.
Real Estate, Scotland
Rankings now split into Mid-market and Lower Mid-market, ensuring our legal rankings remain accurate and representative of this sector of the law.
Family/Matrimonial, all regions
New Alternative Dispute Resolution tables added for each region, highlighting individuals with this expertise of law, in order to provide more useful options to clients.

Legal Topics for Chambers UK

Legal Podcast on Trends Across the UK Legal Market
The Chambers UK team analyse the numbers that form the rankings of the Chambers UK 2022 guide and provide a unique look into the stories behind these numbers. In this podcast episode, discover trends and an analysis of the market.

Chambers UK 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Statement
We are delighted to share our D&I statement for the 2022 edition of the Chambers UK guide which reports on the diversity stats in the rankings.

Meet the Research and Editorial team

Alex Marsh
Head of Research - Corporate/M&A, Private Equity, Administrative and Public Law, Police Law, Sport, Competition, Local Government, Parliamentary & Public Affairs, Civil Liberties and Human Rights
Contact Alex
Steven Preston Chambers UK Deputy Editor
Steven Preston
Research Manager - Employment, Capital Markets, Tax, Pensions/Pensions Litigation, Immigration, Employee Share Schemes & Incentives, Investment Funds, Offshore, POCA, Outsourcing
Contact Steven
Francois Gill Chambers UK Deputy Editor
Francois Gill
Research Manager - Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Data Protection, Media & Entertainment, Life Sciences, Defamation/Reputation Management, Public Procurement, Aviation
Contact Francois
Lydia Burt Chambers UK Deputy Editor
Lydia Burt
Research Manager - Commercial Litigation, Banking Litigation, Insurance, Civil Fraud, Crime, Partnership, Family/Matrimonial, Public International Law, International Arbitration, Financial Services, Real Estate, Consumer Finance, Retail
Contact Lydia
	James Roberts Chambers UK Deputy Editor
James Roberts
Research Manager -Energy, Infrastructure, Projects, Mining, Construction, Mediators, Professional Discipline, Healthcare, Franchising, Travel, Telecoms, Charities, Education
Contact James
Eloise Haines Chambers UK Deputy Editor
Eloise Haines
Research Manager - Banking & Finance, Restructuring/Insolvency, Real Estate Finance, Hotels & Leisure, Planning, Environment, Shipping, Commodities, Asset Finance, Transport, Commercial Contracts
Contact Eloise
Katie Read
Research Manager - Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Health & Safety Financial Crime, Product Liability, Court of Protection, Gaming & Licensing, Professional Negligence, Real Estate Litigation, Social Housing
Contact Katie
Chambers UK 2022 e-Edition

Chambers UK 2022 e-Edition available to download soon.

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Indepth Overviews

JURISDICTION

CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE: An Introduction

By Switalskis Solicitors

JURISDICTION

CRIME: An Introduction

By BCL Solicitors LLP

JURISDICTION

CRIME: An Introduction

By BCL Solicitors LLP

JURISDICTION

FAMILY/MATRIMONIAL: An Introduction

By Alexiou Fisher Philipps LLP

JURISDICTION

FINANCIAL SERVICES: An Introduction

By Fox Williams LLP

JURISDICTION

HEALTH & SAFETY: An Introduction

By BCL Solicitors LLP

JURISDICTION

PARTNERSHIP: An Introduction

By Fox Williams LLP

JURISDICTION

PENSIONS: An Introduction

By Sacker & Partners LLP

JURISDICTION

POCA WORK & ASSET FORFEITURE: An Introduction

By BCL Solicitors LLP

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Guide Resources

Chambers UK: How-to
Chambers UK: How-to
Our editors provide an insight in to the research and submissions process.
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Chambers UK 2021 Launch Webinar
Chambers UK 2021 Launch Webinar
Chambers UK Editor, Michael Perkin, and Chambers UK Bar Editor, James Cowdell, discuss the most recent release of the Chambers UK and Chambers UK Bar.
Watch now