Chambers & Partners publishes renowned legal guides. Each year it conducts thousands of in-depth interviews with clients to know about the reputation and expertise of legal advisers in over 175 countries.
The team of over 100 qualified researchers identifies and ranks the best lawyers and firms in the world, through in-depth, objective research. Annual award ceremonies are held to honour the best firms and lawyers worldwide.
Chambers & Partners has various regional guides specialized in the legal market (UK, Europe, Asia, USA y LatinAmerica).
Both firms and lawyers are ranked in Bands 1 to 6, being Band 1 the highest. There may be more that one firm or lawyer in a single Band, in which case the given order is alphabetical. Additionally, there are other categories in which lawyers can be ranked as “Star Individual” which represents an individual with exceptional recommendations.
The elements assessed by clients in the research are: technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, value for money, among others.
Each practice area has an “Editorial” written by Chambers & Partners after the research. The main attributes of each firm are gathered as well as client quotes.
The Rankings and Editorial are completely objective. The inclusion of a firm in a ranking and its position is based solely on research by the Chambers & Partners team, “No lawyer can buy their way into our rankings.” (they state).