Chambers & Partners has decided not to continue with its Chambers 100 survey – a ranking of the top 100 business lawyers that appeared for the first time in 2013.
The Chambers 100 was announced in April 2013 and launched in July 2013 as the latest addition to the publishers’ expanding portfolio of surveys and awards.
However, following feedback from general counsel, the company felt that repeating the exercise this year might cause confusion between the 100 survey and Chambers’ regular rankings.
In a statement, publishing director Rieta Ghosh explained:
Our impression was that general counsel and other in-housers felt that the Chambers 100 offered them little useful information over and above the information we already publish in the Chambers Guides.
We will ensure, however, that none of the information that we collected during the research process for The Chambers 100 is wasted, so all feedback has been shared with our other research teams.
There should thus be no adverse effects on the rankings of any of the lawyers nominated for The Chambers 100.
I hope you can understand our decision, and that this doesn’t cause great inconvenience to you.”
The first Chambers 100 survey featured UK solicitors, followed by UK barristers.
Linklaters corporate lawyer Charles Jacobs was rated as the #1 lawyer in the list.
Further versions of the Chambers 100 were planned for the US and Germany.
At the time of its launch, the Chambers 100 secured some positive media coverage, including articles by the Financial Times and City AM
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