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Welcome to The Legal 500 UK Bar editorial, highlighting the UK's most impressive barristers and chambers. The directory is broken down by location (London, the regional circuits and the Scottish Bar), then by practice area.

We produce the rankings based on in-depth market research; assessing recent case highlights provided in submissions by chambers, and speaking directly to in-house lawyers, solicitors and peer barristers to gain a rounded view of the UK's elite players. Hundreds of interviews are carried out every year by a highly experienced research team, the majority of whom, have covered the Bar (and their respective sections) before.

Our aim is to penetrate the market in every way we can, regularly setting up meetings up and down the country, in order produce an accurate analysis of the Bar. The latest edition of The Legal 500 UK includes expanded editorial, and more on the quality of clerking and service provided by each set.

If you have feedback on the Legal 500 series of any kind, please do get in touch with our research team at

John van der Luit-Drummond
Editor, The Legal 500 UK Bar


Current rankings and information taken from The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2020 edition.