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Chambers UK 2024 e-Edition available to download.

Find the top Lawyer and Law Firms across UK 2024 in our e-Edition, now available to download per chapter.

Chambers UK 2024 Launch Webinar

Watch the 2024 guide launch webinar on-demand and discover key findings from this year's research into the UK legal market.

About the Chambers UK Legal Guide 2024

Welcome to the Chambers UK Guide 2024. 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 and read analysis that you can trust. Our rankings are the most thoroughly researched and independent on the market. Each one is assessed by our dedicated team of experienced researchers using our unrivalled research methodology, which includes 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 solicitors, our rankings, editorial and analysis will provide you with the information you need to make the most well-informed decision when it matters.

UK Firms with The Highest Number of Department Rankings

Discover the top law firms by selecting them below and find out how many departments they have ranked this year. 

Chambers UK 2025 Submissions

Submissions for the Chambers UK 2025 guide have now closed, you can view the full schedule here.  

Keep up to date with all of your relevant submission deadlines throughout the year and get personalised submission reminders in your calendar here

Chambers UK 2024 Guide Insights

The Chambers UK guide’s legal market coverage and analysis for 2024 covers 86 broad areas of UK law, such as tax, banking and finance, employment, personal injury and family/matrimonial. It is 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 and natural resources, media and entertainment, and shipping.       

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

UK Lawyer Rankings Since 2019

Our lawyer rankings showcase the best legal talent at all levels in the legal profession. Watch the growth in the number of lawyers we rank below. 

Chambers UK 2024 Guide: Summary

Chambers UK 2024 is now available online, covering dozens of regions throughout England, as well as Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. London, being the UK’s largest legal market, has the most in-depth legal coverage and insights.  

5,460
Ranked Departments – an increase of 220
12,913
Individual Rankings – an increase of 834
1,179
Associates ranked – 114 added this year
761
Up-and-coming Individuals Ranked
505
Women added to the rankings

Chambers UK 2024 Guide Launch Event

Watch the Chambers UK 2024 guide launch on-demand here.

Chambers UK Guide 2024: Highlights

Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of independent legal market intelligence for over 30 years. The UK team alone has more than 70 experienced, dedicated researchers ranking the best law firms and solicitors. Chambers as a whole has around 200 dedicated researchers. This contributes to a wealth of local knowledge and market insight that you can trust to base your legal-buying decisions on.    

New UK legal ranking tables for 2024

Restructuring/Insolvency: Disputes
We have introduced a new R&I disputes table because of the recent growth in insolvencies and related disputes. Firms wishing to be considered for that table should submit to the main Restructuring/Insolvency: London section in February 2024. Firms outside of London should continue to include contentious work in their regionals submissions, as normal.
Employment: High Court Litigation
This year in Chambers UK we have introduced a spotlight Employment: High Court Litigation table. This has been prompted by an increase in high-value and complex employment litigation, much of which centres on team moves, breaches of restrictive covenants and the protection of confidential information. We will be accepting submissions for this category in February 2024.

Reconfigured UK legal ranking tables for 2024

Private Equity: Buyouts
We have changed the names of these tables. High-end Capability is now called £500 million and above. Mid Market is now called Up to £500 million.
Corporate/M&A outside of London
Most regions now contain tables called £25 million and above and £5 milllion and above, which replace the previous tables called Mid-Market & Private Equity, and Lower Mid Market.
Capital Markets and Real Estate Finance
These tables are now UK-wide to help buyers discover the top UK law firms and lawyers and are open to law firms and lawyers from around the UK.
Investment Funds
Secondaries now ranks firms and lawyers in distinct bands, while Venture Capital and Credit Funds rank lawyers in different tiers. Credit Funds also has a spotlight table for departments.
Sanctions
Previously a spotlight table in the 2023 guide, Sanctions now includes three tiers for both department and lawyer rankings.
Inquests and Public Inquiries
As these areas of UK law continue to grow, both of these tables now include bands for lawyers and law firms.
Financial Crime
Firms now have the opportunity to be ranked in Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions alongside our lawyers rankings.
Energy & Natural Resources
Mining: International and Mining: Domestic ranking tables now include department insights and analysis.

The research for Chambers UK 2024 took place between January and July 2023. 

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Regions in the UK 2023 guide explained

Latest Legal News: Chambers UK

SME-Focused Firms
Chambers and Partners is introducing a new category in its UK guide. SME-focused Firms is aimed at successful law firms that cater to smaller businesses.

AI and the law
Discover how AI has been used in the legal profession and its future in this Chambers Legal Topic article.

Nominate a peer for consideration in the EDI Champions rankings
Learn more about the EDI Champions table in the Chambers UK guide and how you can nominate a peer to be included in the table.

New areas for submissions in Chambers UK 2025
Discover the several new practice areas opening up for submissions in Chambers UK 2025.

Diversity in Chambers UK 2024
The Chambers UK team share key diversity statistics across the UK legal market discovered during research for the 2024 UK Guide.

Changes to Corporate/M&A in Chambers 2024
Chambers UK continues to rename its transactional sections to make them as intuitive as possible for clients using the legal guide.

What changes will there be in Chambers UK 2024?
The UK team explains changes to the upcoming Chambers UK 2024 Guide.

Read past legal topics

The State of the UK Competition Law Landscape in 2023
Over two months of research into the UK Competition market between January and February 2023, the Chambers UK research team conducted hundreds of interviews with legal professionals and their clients.

Scotland’s legal year in review
Chambers UK Research Director Alex Marsh recently wrote an article in the Scotsman, discussing the latest research cycle of the legal market. 

Changes to submissions to Family/Matrimonial in Chambers UK
Chambers UK is rolling out significant changes to our Family research we are rolling out in advance of the 2024 research cycle. 

New ranking opportunities for law firms in Energy & Natural Resources
Firms submitting to Chambers UK now have more opportunities to submit to the Energy & Natural Resources category. Learn more about new tables for future rankings.

Defamation and Reputation Management Law
To even the most casual follower of defamation and reputation management law in the UK, this year has been an exciting one.

Work Life Balance in the legal field
The Chambers UK team discusses the topic of work life balance in the legal field and how lawyers are reassessing their relationship with work.

Which law firms have the most rankings in Chambers UK 2023?
Discover the law firms with the most rankings in the 2023 release of the Chambers UK Guide.

Data protection in 2023
Discover insights into the highly dynamic area of data protection and information law in the legal market and in the Chambers UK 2023 Guide.

The rise of Sanctions
In the Chambers UK 2023 Guide, we have included several new tables. One of those, Sanctions, has been created to reflect the intense focus on sanctions in 2022. Learn more about this area of UK law and how Chambers is recognising those law firms working across the sector.

An insight into the UK Covid Inquiry
The 2023 Chambers UK Guide includes a new table, Public Inquiries, this new coverage of this important area of law was created to reflect the number of inquiries in the UK. Discover the insights of the largest inquiry in this year's research, the Covid Inquiries.

Group Litigation and UEFA’s own goal
The Chambers UK team explore the practice area of group litigation and highlight a key legal case, following the Champions League Final in May 2022.

Diversity in Chambers’ rankings: looking at women
Discover key diversity statistics across the UK legal market as researched by the Chambers UK team for the 2023 Chambers UK Guide.

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 release of the Chambers UK guide which reports on the diversity stats in the rankings.

Meet the Chambers Legal Research Team

Al Marsh
UK Research Director:
Commercial Contracts, Competition, Corporate/M&A, Franchising, Hotels & Leisure, Investment Funds, Private Equity, Retail, Sport
Contact Al
Steven Preston Chambers UK Deputy Editor
Steven Preston
Head of UK Solicitors Research:
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Consumer Finance, Employee Share Schemes & Incentives, Financial Services, Insurance, Offshore, Pensions, Pensions Litigation, Restructuring/Insolvency, Tax
Contact Steven
Chambers Author
Maisie Watson
Research Manager:
Asset Finance, Commodities, Construction, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, Planning, Projects/Infrastructure, Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, Shipping
Contact Maisie
Louise Morris - Chambers and Partners
Louise Monty
Research Manager:
Banking Litigation, Commercial and Corporate Litigation (London), Financial Crime, Fraud: Civil, Group Litigation, International Arbitration, Litigation (Regions), Mediators, POCA, Professional Discipline, Professional Negligence, Real Estate Litigation
Contact Louise
Francois Gill Chambers UK Deputy Editor
Francois Gill
Principal Research Specialist:
Aviation, Data Protection, Defamation/Reputation Management, Gaming & Licensing, Information Technology and Outsourcing, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications, Transport
Contact Francois
Tanya Shaar
Research Manager
Administrative and Public Law, Charities, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Education, Employment, Immigration, Local Government, Parliamentary & Public Affairs, Partnership, Police Law, Public International Law, Public Procurement
Contact Tanya
Lydia Burt Chambers UK Deputy Editor
Lydia Burt
Principal Research Specialist:
Clinical Negligence, Court of Protection, Crime, Extradition, Family/Matrimonial including Children Law, Health & Safety, Healthcare, Mental Health, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Social Housing, Travel, SME-Focused firms
Contact Lydia

About our Legal Rankings

Rankings are assessed by our dedicated team of experienced analysts and are updated every year.  Every quote you see in our editorial was obtained in the most recent research period. 

Our unrivalled research process involves interviewing both lawyers and their clients 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.   

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In-Depth Overviews

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ADMINISTRATIVE & PUBLIC LAW: An Introduction

 Public law issues have dominated the headlines in recent years. From Brexit and COVID-19, to asylu...

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CRIME: An Introduction

 In October 2023, history was made when Dame Sue Carr was appointed the first Lady Chief Justice of...

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FINANCIAL CRIME: CORPORATES: An Introduction

  What is the role of corporates in the fight against financial crime? Since the Bribery Act 2010 c...

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FINANCIAL CRIME: INDIVIDUALS: An Introduction

  Does the UK even prosecute its fraudsters any more? Casual observers could be forgiven for asking...

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FINANCIAL SERVICES: An Introduction

We have seen record levels of volatility over the past year. The UK economy and geopolitical enviro...

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GROUP LITIGATION: CLAIMANT: An Introduction

The primary purpose of group litigation is (in the words of Lord Woolf’s 1996 Access to Justice Rep...

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HEALTH & SAFETY: An Introduction

Following the publication of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) 10-year strategy, its 2023/2...

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PARTNERSHIP: An Introduction

 After recent exceptional results, the financial performance of the professional services sector ha...

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PENSIONS LITIGATION: An Introduction

As litigators, we often talk about the events of today giving rise to the litigation of tomorrow. T...

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