Legal 500 London research – editor insights

The Legal 500’s UK research process is now underway in London. We caught up with Legal 500 UK editor Alex Boyes for a quick run-down of what’s new for this year in London. Most notable among these being significantly expanded editorial coverage of... read more

Interview with Legal 500 EMEA: Mike Nash, Editor

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) 2014 edition is imminent, with a launch date (online and in print) this year of 10 April 2014. Planning for The Legal 500 EMEA 2015 is also already well underway. Editor Mike Nash was full of useful... read more

Interview with Chambers Europe: Georgia Brooks, Editor

For a wealth of inside information relating to Chambers Europe, check out my interview with the Editor, Georgia Brooks. I caught up with Georgia recently to discuss changes to this year’s book, and tips for how to engage with the research process. Are... read more

Interview with Jonathan Rubin, Editor, Chambers UK

The launch of the 2014 edition of Chambers UK is imminent. And before the ink has dried, results have been assessed, hands have been wrung and teeth have been gnashed, it’ll be time to start all over again with preparing submissions for the 2015 edition... read more

Interview with Lauren Hughes, Editor, Legal 500 US

Lauren Hughes took over the editorship of the Legal 500 US earlier this year, bringing with her many years’ experience as a researcher on the US and other Legal 500 editions. I caught up with Lauren to talk about her plans for the forthcoming edition of... read more

Interview With Laura Mills, Chambers USA Editor

Chambers & Partners continues to be a dominant player in the legal directories market. Its USA edition – a jurisdiction where it had first-mover advantage almost ten years ago –  is now as woven into the fabric of the US legal market as its... read more

Interview With Steve Naifeh, Founder, Best Lawyers

A long-time market leader in the somewhat crowded peer-review section of the legal directories market, Best Lawyers‘ recent tie-up with U.S. News & World Report added a significant string to the directory’s bow. Here’s what Best Lawyers... read more

Legal 500 Takes Fresh Approach To Awards Ceremonies

The Legal 500 has announced a fresh take on the run-of-the-mill awards ceremonies, with the launch of its Legal 500 2013 Awards. Awards ceremonies are big business in today’s legal market. But,  increasingly, they are all the same: big black tie... read more

Hone Your Submissions

Of course, you know you’re great. But simply telling the directories this won’t get you anywhere – remember, hundreds of other firms and attorneys will be doing exactly the same thing. In all parts of the submission, and during the partner interview... read more

Managing Your Client References

So you’ve got your great submission ready to go into the directory. Well done… but that’s only half the battle. The leading directories use client references as a key element of their research. It’s impossible to overstate the... read more

Rankings: How Are You Really Doing?

When a leading directory releases a new set of results, firms are eager to look up their own rankings. Where did we go up? Where did we go down? And (as marketing teams are all too acutely aware) – who can we blame for any disappointments? Of course,... read more

Give The Directories What They Need

Pity the poor researcher, whose job it is to wade through hundreds of submissions, all telling him or her the same thing: rank us higher! You got it wrong last year! Their job is made so much harder by all the extraneous information firms decide to send the... read more

Shout About Your Results

The amount of time and effort that goes into putting together directory submissions is enormous (and I should know!). And yet, many firms often don’t do anything with their results beyond the standard news item on their website. I think those firms are... read more

Client references: the golden ticket?

The leading directories use client references as a key element of their research. Glowing references from key clients are at least as important as providing a detailed and focused submission. A firm won’t necessarily get ranked on the strength client... read more