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New Ranking Tables and Practice Areas in Chambers UK Bar 2022

The Chambers UK Bar 2022 rankings include many new practice areas and legal rankings. Read about these new ranking tables and how our coverage of the UK legal market continues to grow.

Published on 19 October 2021
Written by Sam Williamson
Sam Williamson

New rankings to reflect the evolving UK legal market

In our continued efforts in providing the UK legal market with the most reliable and resources insights, analysis and rankings, the Chambers UK Bar team are delighted to announce new practice areas included in our rankings.

Providing views of the growing legal experts in Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency, the new section within our legal rankings and legal anslysis encompasses cross-industry matters relating to Cryptoassets and DLTs including IP/ownership/legal consequences of use/areas of regulation including Cryptoassets – Security of wallets/ cryptocurrency exchanges/ crypto derivatives IP/Data Sovereignty, international compliance regimes/cross border jurisdiction issues, International cryptoasset enforcement; Smart Forms; Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) – Regulation and liability. Anti-money laundering and compliance (5AMLD - the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive).

Many legal professionals acting in this arena advise clients on the developing law of Cryptoassets and other issues relating to DLT ownership.

Legal practitioners involved in animal welfare cases

The new ranking tables and legal analysis of the practice area, Animal Law is intended to recognise work in claims brought by local authorities and animal protection group, arising from allegations of abuse to animals.

Cases involving injuries or abuse to animals caused by veterinary practitioners whilst treating animals within their care, and cases relating to cruelty inflicted on animals within the sports sector are also considered under this practice area.

New legal coverage of Group Litigations

This new ranking table has been produced following our dedicated research teams work to analyse and understand Group Litigation, to showcase individual barristers who have strong experience of managing group claims, whether for claimants or defendants. The section has a broad focus covering practice areas including competition, equal pay, personal injury, product liability and environmental law, data protection, banking and shareholder claims. A good proportion of the barristers ranked have been involved in cases considering the developing law on representative actions.

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