Chambers & Partners has revealed its first ever Chambers 100 – a new ranking of the UK’s 100 top business lawyers.
Back in April we wrote about how the Chambers 100 was the latest addition to the publishers’ expanding portfolio of surveys and awards.
Now the full list has been published, with the selected lawyers appearing in a methodical 1-100 score.
So how do you get in to this most exclusive of clubs?
The starting point is the work already done for the Chambers UK guide.
To qualify for the Chambers 100, a lawyer has to be already ranked band one, band two, or “star”.
Additional research was then conducted specifically for the Chambers 100 distinction.
Interviews took place with 600 buyers of legal services to whittle down the shortlist to 100, and then rank the lawyers in order from 1 to 100.
Clifford Chance had the most lawyers recognized in the 100.
According to Chambers:
“We compare lawyers who practice in many different areas of law by assessing what they have in common – the importance of the work they do, how long they have been ranked in Chambers UK, and their client service.
Our new table identifies those top 100 lawyers who excel in both legal capability and in client service. It makes the crucial point that client service must be recognised alongside technical ability, and it spotlights those lawyers who have achieved pre-eminence in both areas.”
Currently the table features only solicitors. A separate barrister survey is planned.
Click here to see the full report.
The Financial Times has further coverage of the Chambers 100.