Chambers Global 2022 D&I Statement

Read about Chambers Global commitment to furthering the need for a diverse and inclusive legal market and the steps in place to encourage this during submissions for the guide in 2022.

Published on 17 February 2022
Written by Robinson Redmond
Robinson Redmond

Diversity & Inclusion highlights from Chambers Global 2022

The 2022 edition of Chambers Global is our most comprehensive guide yet. As we continuously enhance our research process in line with the latest technology, sector developments and client needs, we are delighted to now include more in-depth coverage of ranked firms and individuals than ever before. 

An important issue we have been addressing is the diversity of our rankings. Throughout our research we have sought to interview a more diverse collection of lawyers, as well as encourage firms to provide more diverse reference lists for our researchers to engage with.

How is Chambers Global promoting diversity and inclusion across its submissions?

We have also continued to update the Chambers submission document template to more accurately measure diversity within departments, this year asking for parents & carers information for the first time. 

This has been carried out in conjunction with all research teams receiving D&I training and addressing the impact of gendered language in editorial. This is part of an ongoing initiative to enhance our research processes and ensure they are free from unconscious bias.

Recent diversity changes in the Chambers Global legal rankings

The effect of this positive action taken by our editorial, D&I and leadership teams can already be seen in our rankings.

Of the 1,237 newly ranked lawyers in the 2022 Global Guide, over 600 are women.93 jurisdictions covered in the Global Guide also saw an increase in the proportion of ranked women lawyers, with 18 of these by at least double.

Other jurisdictional changes worth noting include the USA and the UK further increasing their proportions of female lawyers ranked by39% and 65% respectively. Cameroon is the jurisdiction that sees the largest increase in the 2022 Global Guide with 300% 

Our findings in 2022 show that female practitioners hold 21.5% of all individual rankings across the guide. 

Collaborating to collect and track D&I data is essential to making progress in this respect, and particularly for our rankings to reflect the breadth of talent in the legal profession across the globe. By working together on this vital movement, together we can achieve this goal.

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