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Chambers UK 2022 e-Edition available to download.

Find the top Lawyer and Law Firms across UK 2022 in our e-Edition, now available to download per chapter.

Chambers UK 2022 Guide 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.

About the Chambers UK Legal Guide 2022

Welcome to the Chambers UK Guide 2022 search the legal market's best law firms and lawyers using the search functionality above.

Search for the top ranked lawyers and law firms in the UK with analysis you can trust. Our rankings are the most thorough and independent on the market, each one is assessed by our dedicated team of experienced researchers using our unrivalled research methodology including tens of thousands of one to one interviews every year.  

If you are buying legal services in the UK and need reliable recommendations on the best law firms and lawyers, our rankings, editorial and analysis will provide you with the information you need to make the best-informed decision when it matters.  

To learn about how we conduct our unrivalled research and how you can take part, please visit our methodology page

Chambers UK Guide 2022: Highlights

Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of independent legal market intelligence for over 30 years. We have more than 70 experienced, dedicated 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, to find the best talent for your needs, wherever it exists. 
 
We also cover specialist areas of law on a UK-wide basis, such as Asset Finance, Energy & Natural Resources, Media & Entertainment and Shipping. 

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Chambers UK Guide 2022: Summary

Chambers UK 2022 is now available online, covering 50 cities and counties in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. London, being the UKs largest legal market, has the most in-depth legal coverage and insights.

London, being the UKs largest legal market, has the most in-depth legal coverage and insights. 

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

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

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Regions in the UK guide explained

Latest Legal News: Chambers UK

An analysis of the current state of the Competition/Antitrust legal market
The Chambers UK team discusses the factors and developments that have shaped the Competition/Antitrust legal market in the UK over the last year.

Chambers UK Regional Tour Recap
Discover highlights from the Chambers UK team during their UK Regional Tour.

Clifford Chance, Travers Smith and Simmons & Simmons advise on the biggest case of 2022: Hewlett-Packards fraud claims over Autonomy
Read about the UK's leading Solicitors representing both teams for the £11 billion Hewlett Packard case against former Autonomy executives.

Lateral Hires in the Chambers UK 2022 Guide and Rankings
Find out which firms have seen the most significant growth and had the most lateral hires. Listen to this episode where the team discusses lawyers' moves and trends of setting up boutiques and independent practice.

Gender Representation in the Chambers UK 2022 Rankings
The Chambers UK Team discuss what the team is doing to promote gender equality in the Chambers UK rankings, including introducing the leave policy, a key feature on the submissions for the guide. Listen to the podcast to learn about diversity trends for different ranking groupings, practice area highlights and variations of gender diversity across the region.

An Insight into Junior Lawyers in the UK Legal Market
The Chambers UK team explore how junior lawyers are gaining credit in the UK. Listen to the podcast to discover which geographic areas and practice areas are trending for junior lawyers and which top cities for partners are gaining recognition.

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 Chambers Legal Research Team

Alex Marsh
UK Research Director:
Banking & Finance, Banking Litigation, Competition, Corporate/M&A, Private Equity, Restructuring/Insolvency
Contact Alex
Steven Preston Chambers UK Deputy Editor
Steven Preston
Head of UK Solicitors Research:
Capital Markets, Employee Share Schemes & Incentives, Employment, Financial Services, Investment Funds, Offshore, Pensions, Pensions Litigation, Police Law, Sport, Tax
Contact Steven
Jessica Anderson
Research Manager:
Charities, Construction, Education, Energy & Natural Resources, International Arbitration, Mediators, Projects/Infrastructure, Professional Discipline, Public International Law, Real Estate Finance
Contact Jessica
Lydia Burt Chambers UK Deputy Editor
Lydia Burt
Research Manager:
Civil Fraud, Commercial and Corporate Litigation (London), Consumer Finance, Crime, Extradition, Family/Matrimonial, Hotels & Leisure, Insurance, Litigation (Regions), Partnership, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, Retail
Contact Lydia
Francois Gill Chambers UK Deputy Editor
Francois Gill
Research Manager:
Aviation, Commercial Contracts, Data Protection, Defamation/Reputation Management, Information Technology and Outsourcing, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, Planning, Product Liability, Public Procurement, Telecommunications
Contact Francois
Mohammed Abraar
Research Manager
Administrative and Public Law, Asset Finance, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Commodities, Environment, Local Government, Parliamentary & Public Affairs, Shipping, Transport, Travel
Contact Mohammed

About our Legal Rankings

Rankings are assessed by our dedicated team of experienced Chambers Research Analysts and are updated every year. 

Our unrivalled research process involves our teams speaking with law firm clients/referees to obtain a view of each submitting law firm and understanding the level of service and work offered.  

To learn about how we conduct research into the guide please visit our methodology page.  

Chambers UK Guide 2023 Submissions

We are pleased to announce the release of the Chambers UK 2023 research schedule, which can be found at this link. The next edition of the Guide will be published in October 2022. 
 
Law firms and lawyers looking to submit for the next edition of the guide are encouraged to do so prior to their respective submission deadline, which can be access via the research schedule page.  

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