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Chambers Canada 2024 Research Schedule

The Chambers Canada team share an update and insight into the research schedule for the 2024 guide.

Published on 26 October 2022
Written by James Roberts
James Roberts

The Chambers Canada 2024 Research Schedule

We are delighted to announce that the Chambers Canada 2024 research schedule is now available online. Users can also create a bespoke, downloadable schedule by clicking through the relevant checkboxes and then clicking ‘Download schedule’.   

As in previous years, template documents can be found on our website and can be uploaded via the site’s My Account page. If you need new login details, to be reminded of old ones, or update relevant contacts, please email [email protected].  

This year, there are a few important updates and announcements, so please read the following carefully. 

Combined Submissions Update

Following feedback and a consultation process with a number of firms, we are removing combined submissions in the following areas**: 

2023 Merged Submissions

  • Telecoms, Media & Broadcasting - Nationwide
  • Projects & Construction - Nationwide   
  • Corporate/M&A - Nationwide   
  • Litigation/Dispute Resolution - Nationwide   
  • Employment, Labour & Pensions - Nationwide   
  • Real Estate - Nationwide  
  • Investment Funds - Nationwide  
  • Tax - Nationwide 

2024 Unmerged Submissions

  • Media & Entertainment - Nationwide   
  • Telecommunications & Broadcasting - Nationwide   
  • Construction - Nationwide   
  • Projects: PPP & Infrastructure - Nationwide   
  • Public Procurement - Nationwide   
  • Corporate/M&A - Nationwide   
  • Private Equity - Buyouts - Nationwide   
  • Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Plaintiff) - Nationwide   
  • Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) - Nationwide   
  • Litigation: Product Liability - Nationwide   
  • Litigation: General Commercial - Nationwide   
  • Pensions & Benefits - Nationwide   
  • Employment & Labour - Nationwide - Canada   
  • Real Estate - Nationwide  
  • Hospitality - Nationwide  
  • Retail - Nationwide  
  • Investment Funds - Nationwide  
  • REITs - Nationwide  
  • Tax - Nationwide 
  • Tax: Litigation - Nationwide 

**The previously merged Banking & Finance submission will still cover both the traditional Banking & Finance and the Financial Services Regulation tables, and the Insurance submission will still cover both the Dispute Resolution and Transactional & Regulatory tables. 

Increased Referee Limit

For the following research period we will increase the maximum allowable number of referees to 30. While firms are free to allocate these extra referees however they wish, we hope that the 10 additional referees present an increased opportunity for women lawyers and attorneys at the more junior end of their careers to list referees for their practice. 

Nationwide Referees

This year, we will no longer accept referees for the following four Nationwide practice areas.  

  • Nationwide – Corporate/M&A 
  • Nationwide – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Nationwide – Real Estate 
  • Nationwide – Employment & Labour 

Instead, we will use referee feedback from the Province research across Canada as part of the Nationwide research, alongside supplementary research calls with a select number of firms. This decision was taken to alleviate referee fatigue and to avoid referees having to duplicate their feedback between the Provincial and Nationwide research.  

Work Highlight Pilot

This year, in a select number of practice area submissions, we will allow up to 25 work highlights. This is a pilot project and only applies to the following submission areas: 

  • Nationwide – Banking & Finance 
  • Nationwide – Competition/Antitrust 
  • Nationwide – Intellectual Property 
  • Nationwide – Restructuring/Insolvency 
  • Nationwide - Tax 

If they wish to do so, firms can provide additional work highlights by adjusting the template document. These areas were identified as those which feature the most attorneys seeking rankings, where the current restriction of 20 work highlights would be most impactful – so we will trial whether an increased limit of 25 work highlights helps to alleviate any constraints. 

If you have any further questions, please contact us at [email protected]