Research and

Our research team is the largest of its kind

Our editorial team are very passionate about what they do. 
Our Editors and Deputy Editors are experts on the 
jurisdictions and practice areas they oversee.

Our independent research collects information about:


Our team of 200+ research analysts conduct thousands of interviews in 
23 languages, mostly by phone and email interviews. All managed by a 
cohesive team of editors with in-depth knowledge of the marketplace 
and research experience.

Delivering unparalleled insight and analysis

We invest significantly in our research and pride ourselves on understanding the profession, how it is changing and cover 

new emerging topics and regions. If you have any questions on the research please contact

What does Chambers assess?

Technical Legal Ability

Expertise and experience specific to the practice area and jurisdiction.

Commercial Vision and Business Understanding

Awareness of the importance of these matters to a client’s business 
Understanding of the future direction of their industry.

Value for Money

Efficient staffing
Organisation and innovation to save clients time and money

Client Service and Professional Conduct

Clear business language
Decisive opinions


Rigorous attention to detail
Standards of professional conduct
Service levels and support the growth strategies
of their clients

Depth of Team

Ensuring strong support at all levels

Submissions: the process

Submissions are sets of factual information provided by law firms and lawyers
concerning a specific practice area. When used in conjunction with other sources,
this information helps us determine whether a firm or individual should be ranked
within our guides.

It’s good to know that…

  • We will never print or quote directly from a submission, but we will refer to it as a source of factual information about a law firm and its activities
  • The process is free. There is no cost involved in providing us with submissions
  • There is no ''secret formula'' to writing a good submission. We simply want a clear summary of the most significant facts about your practice presented using our template.
  • Using our template ensures that we receive all the relevant information we need to compile our rankings, and also ensures complete confidentiality.

The referees form

We also require you to supply a list of referees, whom we may interview. A referee is usually a client, although it can be anyone who has good experience and knowledge of your firm over the preceding 12 months. 

Interviews with referees are non-attributable and any quotes we publish are anonymous. 

We take care never to include a quote that will reveal the source. 

You can learn more about the research methodology here.

When submitting your referees, please:

Include no more than 20 referees per practice area

Lawyers from other branches of the firm cannot be
submitted as referees

Do not alter the referee spreadsheet in any way.

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