The Legal 500

Frequently searched

All countries

THE LEGAL 500 UNITED KINGDOM 2014 EDITION

Publication: September 2014

RESEARCHERS

The Legal 500 UK researchers - law firms outside London
The Legal 500 UK researchers - London solicitors, PATMA and Mediators
The Legal 500 UK researchers - the Bar and Stables

LATE REFEREES

Please note that it is imperative that referees are submitted by the specified deadline dates. Any referees received between the following later dates will be contacted slightly later, but treated differently. A late referee will only be contacted if that individual has not already been submitted in a spreadsheet by any other firm before the official deadline dates. This will ensure that referees do not receive multiple emails from us:

Regional solicitors: 1st February – 14th February
London solicitors/London and Regional Bar/PATMA/Mediators: 8th March – 21st March

Please note that after the following dates we will NOT be accepting further referee spreadsheets:

Regional solicitors: 14th February
London solicitors/London and Regional Bar/PATMA/Mediators: 21st March


TIMETABLES

SOLICITORS: LONDON

Client referees deadline: 7 March 2014
Editorial submission deadline: 7 March 2014
Firm interviews conducted: 7 April 2014 - 16 May 2014

SOLICITORS: THE REGIONS, WALES, SCOTLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND and OFFSHORE BRITAIN

Client referees deadline: 31 January 2014
Editorial submission deadline: 31 January 2014
Firm interviews conducted: 17 February 2014 - 14 March 2014

THE LONDON AND REGIONAL BAR

Client referees deadline: 7 March 2014
Editorial submission deadline: 7 March 2014
Chambers interviews conducted: 7 April 2014 - 16 May 2014

PATENT AND TRADE MARK ATTORNEYS and MEDIATORS

Client referees deadline: 7 March 2014
Editorial submission deadline: 7 March 2014
Firm interviews conducted: 7 April 2014 - 16 May 2014


UPDATES VIA TWITTER

Follow us on Twitter @thelegal500 for regular updates and info relating to #thelegal500, research and publishing schedules


REFEREES and FAQS

IMPORTANT UPDATE TO CLIENT REFEREES:

A number of firms have contacted us asking how we use the client lists. To clarify, clients receive one email at the start of the research period, asking them for feedback on the firm(s) they instruct. Clients are asked 5 simple questions confidentially. Clients will receive emails on publication of The Legal 500 United Kingdom in September 2014, stating that the results are available to view, free of charge. Clients will not be put on any marketing lists.

Client referees explained

Law firms
The Bar
Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Mediators

Referees sample spreadsheet

Frequently Asked Questions

Law firms
The Bar
Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Mediators


EDITORIAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND REFEREE SPREADSHEETS

LONDON

Please note that the yellow ENABLE button that appears at the top of the spreadsheet has to be clicked in order to allow drop-down options to work.

Editorial guidelines

Corporate and commercial referees
Crime, fraud and licensing referees
Dispute resolution referees
Finance referees
Foreign firms referees
Human resources referees
Insurance referees
Private client referees
Projects and energy referees
Public sector referees
Real estate referees
TMT referees
Transport referees

THE REGIONS, WALES, SCOTLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND and OFFSHORE BRITAIN

Please note that the yellow ENABLE button that appears at the top of the spreadsheet has to be clicked in order to allow drop-down options to work.

East Anglia (editorial guidelines)

East Anglia (referees)

East Midlands (editorial guidelines)

East Midlands (referees)

North (editorial guidelines)

North (referees)

North West (editorial guidelines)

North West (referees)

Northern Ireland (editorial guidelines)

Northern Ireland (referees)

Offshore Britain (editorial guidelines)

Offshore Britain (referees)

Scotland (editorial guidelines)

Scotland (referees)

South East (editorial guidelines)

South East (referees)

South West (editorial guidelines)

South West (referees)

Wales (editorial guidelines)

Wales (referees)

West Midlands (editorial guidelines)

West Midlands (referees)

Yorkshire and the Humber(editorial guidelines)

Yorkshire and the Humber (referees)

THE BAR

Please note that the yellow ENABLE button that appears at the top of the spreadsheet has to be clicked in order to allow drop-down options to work.

Editorial guidelines

London Bar referees
Regional Bar referees
Scottish Stable referees

MEDIATORS

Please note that the yellow ENABLE button that appears at the top of the spreadsheet has to be clicked in order to allow drop-down options to work.

Editorial guidelines

Referees

PATENT AND TRADE MARK ATTORNEYS

Please note that the yellow ENABLE button that appears at the top of the spreadsheet has to be clicked in order to allow drop-down options to work.

Editorial guidelines

Referees


For further information, please e-mail editorial@legal500.com

Information updates also available via Twitter: @thelegal500

Press releases

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to

Press Releases worldwide

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to
  • Austria/Malta: Schoenherr advises Oesterreichische Volksbanken on sale of Volksbank Malta

    Schoenherr, a leading corporate law firm in Central and Eastern Europe, advised Österreichische Volksbanken-AG (OeVAG) on the sale of its fully-owned subsidiary Volksbank Malta Limited to Malta-based Mediterranean Bank plc. On 11 April 2014, OeVAG and Mediterranean Bank signed a Share Purchase Agreement for 100% of the shares in Volksbank Malta. Closing shall take place after the required approvals of the relevant regulatory bodies are received. read more...
  • Austria: Stefan Kuehteubl new head of Employment practice at Schoenherr

    Stefan Kuehteubl will join Schoenherr, a leading corporate law firm in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), as a partner and the head of the firm's Employment practice as of July 2014. A highly-regarded employment law practitioner, Kuehteubl will be returning to Schoenherr, where he previously worked as a member of its employment team between 1999 and 2004. During the past ten years, he worked in a well-known Vienna-based employment law boutique, in which he was a partner since 2008. read more...
  • Proud to continue charitable donations in 2014

     Read more...
  • New Swiss Law on Product Safety

    The Swiss law on product safety ( Produktesicherheitsgesetz, PrSG) is currently scheduled to enter into force on July 1, 2010. This new law aligns Swiss product safety requirements with EU law. It applies not only to manufacturers, but to anyone who commercially or professionally markets products in Switzerland, and it introduces substantial new obligations before and after the sale of a product.
  • Chambers Global has once again recognised Pepeliaev Group's tax practice as the best in Russia

    The Chambers Global 2014 international ratings have hailed Pepeliaev Group's tax practice and the firm's managing partner Sergey Pepeliaev as Russia's best in the area of taxation (band 1 and Star Individuals). Commentators describe Mr Pepeliaev as "the father of Russian taxation." He has an outstanding reputation in tax litigation, for which he is said to be "absolutely brilliant." In addition, Chambers Global  lavishes praise on Rustem Ahmetshin (band 2), one of the firm's senior partners, who has considerable expertise in areas such as VAT and audit advice. Chambers Global sources commend Pepeliaev Group partner Valentina Akimova (band 3) as a "smart tax specialist." She has significant experience in a wide range of tax matters such as VAT, income tax and excise duties. Sources recommend Andrey Nikonov (band 3), another senior partner in the firm, as an authority on VAT, mineral extraction tax and unified social tax.  Chambers Global also rates Mr Nikonov highly for his experience in resolving tax disputes advising on the tax aspects of M&A transactions.
  • DHIR & DHIR ASSOCIATES ADVISES NATIONAL HOUSING BANK ON THE TRANCHE- II OF PUBLIC ISSUE OF TAX FREE

    Dhir & Dhir Associates advised National Housing Bank, wholly owned by Reserve Bank of India, on the Tranche- II of public issue of tax free bonds in the nature of secured, redeemable, non-convertible debentures with benefits under Section 10(15)(iv)(h) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, aggregating upto Rs. 1,000 Crore.
  • WHAT CANNOT BE DONE DIRECTLY CANNOT BE DONE INDIRECTLY ANDHRA PRADESH HIGH COURT

    In a recent landmark judgment of the Hon'ble Andhra Pradesh High Court in the matter of Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd. (DCHL) & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors ., the Hon'ble Court has laid down an important principal of law to the effect that SARFAESI Action can be taken by an assignee/ successor in interest only if the original lender had SARFAESI power.
  • DHIR & DHIR ASSOCIATES ADVISES NATIONAL HOUSING BANK ON THE PUBLIC ISSUE OF TAX FREE BONDS AGGREGATI

    Dhir & Dhir Associates advised National Housing Bank, wholly owned by Reserve Bank of India, on the public issue of tax free bonds in the nature of secured, redeemable, non-convertible debentures with benefits under Section 10(15)(iv)(h) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, aggregating upto Rs. 2,100 Crore.
  • Angel Buzalov from “Popov & Partners” has participated in “Legal Day 2014”of GBICC

    On 20.03.2014 was carried the first part of the annually organized forum "Legal Day" of German-Bulgarian Industrial Commercial Chamber. Representatives of the leading legal companies in Bulgaria and industry representatives also took part in the event.
  • “Popov & Partners” took part in the consultations organized by the German-Bulgarian Industrial C

    On 24.03.2014 a meeting of the Advisory Board "Law" of the German-Bulgarian Industrial Commercial Chamber (GBICC) was held. The event was attended by representatives of the business as well as lawyers from major law firms in Bulgaria, including the law firm "Popov & Partners."