From the Editor
Welcome to The Legal 500 UK Solicitors 2023 rankings – the leading guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK. All of the firms and individuals ranked on these pages are recommended by us for the year ahead from publication on 28 September 2022.
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These rankings reflect the result of months of extensive analysis by our research team, who conduct thousands of interviews with private practice lawyers and read through tens of thousands of submissions in order to select the very best lawyers and law firms in the UK. As part of our research, we also canvassed the views of more than 40,000 GCs and clients.
This guide offers all of those buying legal services in the UK reliable and up-to-date information on the very best firms and individuals operating in a dynamic legal market.
In addition to ranking law firms and listing leading individuals by location and practice to help in-house counsel make an informed choice, these rankings also allow law firms to benchmark their own performance against their peers. Every firm ranked – and lawyer mentioned – in the UK Legal 500 UK Solicitors guide is ‘recommended’.
This year, for the first time, we have included a ‘firms to watch’ section across the entire UK guide – highlighting the best up-and-coming firms and practices nationwide alongside our longstanding rankings of established players.
We have a host of plans for bringing our rankings to life throughout the year but, as UK editor, I would also welcome any ideas you may have about this. At The Legal 500 we are aware that, against an increasingly unsettled geopolitical and economic backdrop, our rankings need to reflect a changing legal market, where diversity, value for money and the ability to make informed decisions are more important than ever.
Georgina Stanley Editor, The Legal 500 UK Solicitors firstname.lastname@example.org
Current rankings and information taken from The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2023 edition.