The new Chambers and Legal 500 UK directories will soon be online. Any lawyer who tells you that they don’t matter is telling a lie. They do.
Published by Chambers and Partners (Chambers) and Legalease (the Legal 500 Series), the London-based directories have been part of the legal landscape since the mid 1980s: mandatory reference tools for law firms, their clients, law students, young lawyers – and journalists.
Still privately owned by their respective founders – Michael Chambers (Chambers and Partners) and John Pritchard (Legal 500) – both publishers now span the globe, covering 180 jurisdictions with an assortment of regional and national variants. They employ nearly 250 staff between them.
Based upon extensive market research, their directories identify and recommend the best firms and the best lawyers in up to 70 practice areas, subdivided into graduated bands or rankings, each fully supported by independent editorial analysis.