A quick Chambers & Partners news update:
Chambers UK 2012 Launch
Grab a drink and a book at a hotel in central London on the evening of Tuesday, October 25 2011. Invitations will be sent early October. The new edition of Chambers UK has 700 new solicitor rankings and 500 new barrister rankings. Following the book launch, the company’s Bar Awards take place on Thursday, October 27 2011.
Chambers UK 2013 Schedule
The schedule for Chambers UK 2013 is expected to be available online at the end of the September 2011. Keep an eye on the Chambers website.
Chambers Latin America 2012 Launch
The carnival roadshow begins in San José, Costa Rica on Monday, October 3 2011 at the Real Intercontinental & Club Tower from 7pm. The second launch will be in Bogota, Colombia on Wednesday, October 5 2011 at the Embassy Suites Hotel – also at 7pm. Total firm rankings in the LatAm guide are up this year from 1,905 to 2,223, and lawyer rankings up from 2,784 to 3,237
New Press Officer
Lee Saunders has been announced as the company’s new press officer. Law firms should add Lee to any announcement distribution lists. firstname.lastname@example.org LinkedIn Profile http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lee-saunders/38/930/76b
UK-based lawyers have been blitzed in recent weeks with requests to purchase individual plaques touting their inclusion in the UK directory. Chambers has sold plaques and rather more elegant awards trophies for a number of years, but it seems that individual plaques are being pushed more heavily than in the past. I couldn’t possibly comment on the quality and value for money of such items, but RollOnFriday has a range of opinions here.