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For all information regarding the timetables of our Legal 500 editions, please visit our Submission information page. Here you will find guidelines, deadlines and research guides for each edition.

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Can I have an extension?

Our deadlines are fixed in order to allow our research team to devote as much time as possible to analysing your submissions and obtaining as much feedback as possible from supplied referees.

While we will do what we can to examine all material sent to us, late submissions may not be reviewed in detail by our research team, and some or all referees supplied after our deadlines may not be contacted for feedback.

Firms are strongly encouraged to stick to the deadlines provided via the submissions portal.

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To find all timetables for The Legal 500 publications, please visit our Get involved page.

Our deadlines are fixed in order to allow our research team to devote as much time as possible to analysing your submissions and obtaining as much feedback as possible from supplied referees.

While we will do what we can to examine all material sent to us, late submissions may not be reviewed in detail by our research team, and some or all referees supplied after our deadlines may not be contacted for feedback.

Firms are strongly encouraged to stick to the deadlines provided.

The submissions template can be found on the homepage of submissions.legal500.com or you can find it on our Get involved page. You can also find the them on the homepage of our submissions homepage.

Yes, we require you to use the Legal 500 template.

When you submit via the submissions portal and upload your submission, it will only recognise the format of the Legal 500 document. If you do not use our template, we reserve the right to not review your submission(s).

Please go to our Get involved page to find our ‘submissions template breakdown’ document.

Please contact the researchers directly to arrange a partner interview. The researchers will be announced at the start of the research period. You will be able to find all this information at our Get involved page.

Once here, select your edition. From here you will find a downloadable pdf file which will contain a list of all researchers and their practice areas for that edition.

On our submission form we offer 10 publishable and 10 confidential matters. We would always encourage firms to add more as the more information you provide, the more our research team have to work with. Instructions for how to add an additional matter box can be found on the submission form.

Yes, this is acceptable.

Yes, there will always be instances where a matter straddles two (sometimes three) practice areas.

If there are new/updated practice areas for your chosen edition, these will be highlighted when the guidelines are released. To find more information regarding the submission process, visit Get involved page and click on your chosen edition.

Panel appointments are a group of law firms chosen for regular instructions by a business or organisation after a pitch/beauty parade for specific practice areas, generally to the exclusion of any other law firms. If your jurisdiction doesn’t have panel appointments, leave the entire section blank.

You are able to send updated referees to us via editorial@legal500.com.

Please send us the updated spreadsheet along with a brief description of what changes have been made.

Please note that though we accept updated referees, we cannot guarantee that these updates will be made.

Firms are encouraged to provide as many referees as possible per team, per practice area, as this widens the net and increases the amount of positive feedback we are likely to receive. A good minimum guideline is 20 per practice area.

Please note that all referees must give their consent.

No, as long as the individual has worked with the firm in the past 18 months and can comment on your firm’s strengths and qualities.

In-house counsel, Direct access clients, Corporate clients, Barristers (leaders, juniors, opposition), Other/referring law firms and judges.

Yes, we will contact firms to let them know when we intend to contact referees.

Yes, this is acceptable.

Only one, but if they have been put forward by multiple firms and/or for multiple practice areas, the email will include multiple links.

No we cannot. The referee process is confidential.

Because there is no limit to the number of referees you can provide, we would encourage you to provide both/all potentially useful contacts.

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The licence of ConvertNow is restricted to firms that place a commercial profile in the country that the submission is produced for. If you do not have a profile for the country you are looking to use the tool for, please contact your account manager to unlock access.

The Chambers template and The Legal 500 template are similar, but not exactly the same. There are some differences between the Chambers form and ours – we don’t need some of the information Chambers ask for, and vice versa.

One of the reasons that a document doesn’t convert correctly is dependent on the Chambers document being in the correct format. If you have altered the structure of the Chambers form when completing the submission, this can impact the effectiveness of the data transfer or it may break it all together.

If you would like further assistance, please fill in the form below and upload your Chambers document. A member of our team will take a look at the document and respond to your query.

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