Legal directories season has started!

Today Legal 500 launches its 2022 edition of the UK Solicitors’ Guide. And for us, that marks the start of legal directories season. Last year we wrote a gut-busting number of directories for a wide range of firms from across the width and breadth of the UK.

Our takeaways?

The UK has phenomenal law firms doing outstanding work. Our team worked on some fascinating submissions, with specialisms ranging from UHNW family, tech investment in the UK via Silicon Valley, business immigration, agricultural divorce, catastrophic injury, IP and much more. It is so exciting to see the breadth of legal work being carried out with so much passion and genuine investment in clients, their lives and businesses. I can’t ever imagine getting bored of drafting and even re-drafting case studies; although it’s fair to say we were all ready for a rest by the time the final deadlines rolled around in the Spring.

This year’s plan

Needless to say we are already deep into planning our directories season. Our retained and regular clients’ submissions are already into the diary, and we are now taking bookings for our submissions drafting service from new clients. You can book a discovery call with us to find out more.

Didn’t get the ranking you were hoping for?

Unfortunately not every team and individual gets the ranking they deserve and / or that they were hoping for. This may be for a number of reasons – perhaps your referees didn’t ‘show up’ for you, maybe your submission wasn’t drafted as well as it could be, or perhaps you simply ran out of time to give the submission and / or referee spreadsheet the time and effort needed.

We are delighted to introduce a submission review service for the first time this year. If your submission didn’t perform as you’d hoped – get in touch and we’ll review it for you. There’s no charge for this service. Book a review with us now.

Do you DIY your submissions?

Our Successful Submissions Toolkit is now available again for the 2021 / 2022 season and this year it is accessible fully online. Simply select the most appropriate package for your firm, create your login and start learning how to draft outstanding submissions. The Toolkit is extremely comprehensive with 18 chapters and includes Guides, Downloadable assets, Videos, Checklists, Planners and much more.

Why buy our Toolkit? It saves you time and money, and will enable you to create submissions that will get you ranked or move up in the rankings.

Create your Toolkit login now.

Just need a bit of training?

Our very popular Introduction to The Legal 500 and Introduction to Chambers and Partners courses will return in November. These courses are aimed at the more junior or inexperienced end of the submissions drafting function.

Typically attended by junior marketers, paralegals and other support staff, each hour-long live webinar provides a background to the relevant legal directory and includes a wide range of practical advice, tips, guidance, best practice suggestions and the opportunity for delegates to ask questions within the session.

Join our legal directories mailing list for more information about these sessions and to hear about them before everybody else.

Want Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners tips, support, advice, deadline reminders?

Our Directories Bulletin is a specialist legal directories newsletter. Packed full of tips, advice, deadline reminders and much more we tend to send it out every 2 – 4 weeks during directories season. We have already sent out our first edition – to ensure you don’t miss any more sign up here.

Want to meet the Chambers and Partners editors?

Next up in the planning cycle is the Chambers and Partners launch which takes place this year on Thursday 21st October. Just in time for the launch, our extremely popular webinar In Conversation with Chambers and Partners is taking place on Thursday 7th October.

Hear from the sub-editors of the UK Solicitors’ Guide and the international High Net Worth Guide. The session will cover the Guides’ methodology, how to improve rankings or get ranked, the submission form, the referee spreadsheet and much more. Delegates can also submit questions in advance. Book your free place now.

Walk don’t run!

Remember that directories season is a marathon not a sprint.

Take things steady, remember we are here to support you with options for every budget – and if you do need our support – book in quickly with us as we’re already getting busy!


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