United Kingdom (Solicitors) Submissions

THE LEGAL 500 UNITED KINGDOM SUBMISSION PROCESS

The research schedule and guidelines for The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2022 edition are now below. This guide will be published in autumn 2021.

UK outside London deadline: 12 February 2021
London and PATMA deadline: 31 March 2021

Please note you can submit at any point before these final deadlines.

The template documents you will need to send submissions are here:

Submissions template
Referee spreadsheet

Mediator templates can be found below:

Mediator Submission template
Mediator Referee spreadsheet

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Guidelines

UK regions outside London
Law firms in London

Frequently asked questions
Referees explained


Researchers

Details of the researchers for law firms outside London are now available.

To learn more about the team behind our research, please visit Meet The Team.


Practice areas

Given the ongoing disruption caused by Covid-19, we have decided to make minimal changes to the UK guide this year. Details of the limited changes we have made are included in the full rankings list below – highlighted in red for clarity. All of the changes are set out in this UK 2022 updated practice areas document.

The big thing not to miss is the reintroduction of a commercial contracts section for London. Please note, however, that we have a very clear expectation of the work that will and will not be covered within this ranking (explained below) and, as such, anticipate the final rankings looking much smaller than when this section was last published.

To cut down on duplication, we have also decided to discontinue the energy & infrastructure industry focus section. Firms should include relevant work in this area in their submissions for the infrastructure ranking and the oil & gas, power, mining and water sections, which will assess firms on a cross-practice basis.

Key practice definitions
As part of our efforts to improve transparency into our research processes, we’ve drawn up some practice definitions for areas where there has been uncertainty in the past. These are as follows:

NEW: London – Commercial contracts
This reinstated section will rank firms with dedicated, standalone teams of lawyers capable of providing a full range of complex and strategically significant commercial contracts advice to clients over an extended period. Please do not include routine commercial work, corporate support, data protection, IP, real estate or standalone IT project work in your submission – these are all covered by other rankings in the guide. Examples of the type of mandate that should be included in the submission include significant agency agreements, distribution agreements, joint ventures, key supply chain agreements, marketing/sponsorship/franchise agreements and outsourcing (other than IT). Firms will be ranked on the quality and breadth of work for standalone clients of the practice and must advise across the full range of work.

London – Commercial litigation
For this section we are ranking firms only for their work advising corporates, or potentially high net worth individuals, on genuine litigation stemming from commercial contracts. This could include disputes involving M&A/ finance-related litigation, IT/outsourcing agreements, shareholder disputes and breach of contract matters. Given that we already have distinct sections for international arbitration, competition litigation, tax litigation, banking litigation, professional negligence, financial services: contentious, corporate crime, property litigation, patents, general crime and employment, this work should not be the focus of commercial litigation submissions (with the exception of international arbitration-related litigation in the courts). Nor should work for public sector organisations.

London – Commercial litigation: premium vs mid-market
The aim of having two sub-categories of commercial litigation is to distinguish those at the top end of the market (big international firms, the best litigation-only specialists and top City boutiques) from firms further down the rankings that have busy practices handling good work, but not consistently of the same scale or value as those in the premium rankings. Firms submitting for premium litigation should regularly advise on groundbreaking, high-profile, high-value or bet-the-company matters. We would expect firms in this table to demonstrate a consistent flow of roles for large, multinational clients in £100m+, complex commercial disputes and/or be advising on high-profile claimant-side work including class actions. We would encourage firms that applied for premium last year but were ranked by us in the mid-market table to submit for mid-market this year, as it would require fairly exceptional growth/changes in work for firms to move up to the premium section.

London – Financial services: contentious
This ranking covers investigations by the FCA and PRA into banks, building societies, credit unions, insurers and major investment firms. We would expect submissions to include internal investigations, as well as external investigations, into allegations of market misconduct and corruption such as money-laundering.

London – Regulatory investigations and corporate crime
This ranking covers investigations and prosecution work for corporates or regulatory bodies stemming from allegations of corporate crime and serious fraud. These include internal, criminal or regulatory investigations brought in the UK or other jurisdictions by regulatory bodies such as the SFO, CMA and HMRC. Work that this category takes into account includes bribery and corruption investigations, financial crime, serious and complex fraud, cartels and corporate and business crime. Investigations by the FCA and PRA should be included in your submission for the Financial Services: Contentious ranking. Civil fraud matters should also not be included, as there is a distinct ranking for this work. The work included in your submissions for the regulatory investigations and corporate crime section should also be clearly distinct from your submission for fraud: white collar crime, which is focused on work for individuals caught up in investigations.

London – Equity capital markets: mid-large cap
Submissions to this category should focus on work for companies with an equity value/ market cap of more than £600m-£700m. Firms should be able to demonstrate dedicated teams of ECM lawyers advising issuers, banks and financial advisers on complex IPOs, secondary offerings and, to a lesser extent, other corporate transactions involving public companies.

London – Equity capital markets: small-mid-cap
This ranking covers firms primarily advising companies with a market cap of less than £600m. Work will be a mix of listings and equity fundraising matters for companies and banks.

Industry focus rankings
Please note that all of the industry focus rankings are intended to rank only the firms with dedicated cross-practice teams focused on advising high-profile clients across the sector. Firms must demonstrate that they offer a breadth of advice to clients, including transactional, disputes and commercial advice. They are not aimed at firms offering only single practice advice (for example IP/employment/real estate), no matter how strong the client base may be in this sector.

London – Infrastructure
This section is intended to rank firms offering the full spectrum of advice to infrastructure sector clients, including those in the social infrastructure sector. The submission and team descriptions should include examples of transactional work as well as financing work. Infrastructure PE work can also be included within the core Private Equity rankings.

London – International business reorganisations
This should include complex, multinational reorganisation/restructuring work for global companies, and is distinct from distressed restructuring work covered by the corporate restructuring and insolvency category.

Commercial litigation (outside London)
In the regional commercial litigation sections we will be ranking firms based on their work advising corporates, or potentially high net worth individuals, on genuine litigation stemming from commercial contracts. This could include disputes involving M&A/competition, financial services litigation (if there is no separate banking litigation section), IT/outsourcing agreements, shareholder disputes and breach of contract matters. For areas outside London where there is no distinct regulatory investigations section, high profile investigations work can also be included. Other disputes work, such as property litigation, employment disputes, professional negligence claims, fraud/general crime or public sector disputes can be included in your submission, but will not be given as much weight as genuine commercial litigation.

The full list of regions and practice areas we will be researching for the United Kingdom 2022 Solicitors guide is as follows.

EAST ANGLIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate and commercial
    • Corporate and commercial: Cambridge
    • Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in East Anglia
    • Corporate and commercial: Norwich
    • Corporate tax
  • Crime, fraud and licensing
    • General crime and fraud – CRIME, FRAUD RANKINGS NOW COMBINED
    • Licensing
  • Dispute resolution
    • Commercial litigation: Cambridge
    • Commercial litigation: elsewhere in East Anglia
    • Commercial litigation: Norwich
    • Debt recovery
  • Employment
    • Employment
    • Health and safety
    • Immigration
    • Pensions
  • Finance
    • Banking and finance
    • Insolvency and corporate recovery
  • Insurance
    • Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant
    • Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant
    • Professional negligence
  • Private client
    • Agriculture and estates
    • Charities and not-for-profit
    • Contentious trusts and probate
    • Family
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate: Cambridge
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate: elsewhere in East Anglia
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate: Norwich
  • Public sector
    • Public sector
  • Real estate
    • Commercial property: Cambridge
    • Commercial property: elsewhere in East Anglia
    • Commercial property: Norwich
    • Construction
    • Planning and environment
    • Property litigation
    • Social housing
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
    • Biotechnology
    • Intellectual property
    • IT and telecoms
    • Media, entertainment and sport
  • Transport
    • Transport and shipping

EAST MIDLANDS PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate and commercial
    • Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the East Midlands
    • Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby
  • Crime, fraud and licensing
    • General crime and fraud
    • Licensing
  • Dispute resolution
    • Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the East Midlands
    • Commercial litigation: Nottingham and Derby
    • Debt recovery
  • Employment
    • Employment
    • Immigration
  • Finance
    • Banking and finance
    • Insolvency and corporate recovery
  • Insurance
    • Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant
    • Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant
    • Professional negligence
  • Private client
    • Agriculture and estates
    • Charities and not-for-profit
    • Contentious trusts and probate
    • Family
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate
  • Projects, energy and natural resources
    • Private finance initiative (PFI)
  • Public sector
    • Public sector
  • Real estate
    • Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands
    • Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby
    • Construction
    • Planning and environment
    • Property litigation
    • Social housing
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
    • Intellectual property
    • IT and telecoms
    • Sport

NORTH PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate and commercial
    • Corporate and commercial: Newcastle
    • Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North
    • Corporate tax
  • Crime, fraud and licensing
    • General crime and fraud
    • Licensing
  • Dispute resolution
    • Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North
    • Commercial litigation: Newcastle
    • Debt recovery
  • Employment
    • Employment
    • Pensions
  • Finance
    • Banking and finance
    • Insolvency and corporate recovery
  • Insurance
    • Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant
    • Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant
    • Professional negligence
  • Private client
    • Agriculture and estates
    • Charities and not-for-profit
    • Contentious trusts and probate
    • Family
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate
  • Projects, energy and natural resources
    • Energy
  • Public sector
    • Education
    • Health
  • Real estate
    • Commercial property: elsewhere in the North
    • Commercial property: Newcastle
    • Construction
    • Planning and environment
    • Property litigation
    • Social housing
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
    • Intellectual property
    • IT and telecoms
    • Media and entertainment

NORTH WEST PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate and commercial
    • Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West
    • Corporate and commercial: Liverpool
    • Corporate and commercial: Manchester
    • Corporate tax
    • EU and competition
  • Crime, fraud and licensing
    • Crime: fraud
    • Crime: general
    • Licensing
  • Dispute resolution
    • Banking litigation
    • Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West
    • Commercial litigation: Liverpool
    • Commercial litigation: Manchester
    • Debt recovery
  • Employment
    • Employment
    • Employment: employee/union firms
    • Health and safety
    • Immigration
    • Pensions
  • Finance
    • Banking and finance
    • Insolvency and corporate recovery
  • Insurance
    • Clinical negligence: claimant
    • Clinical negligence: defendant
    • Personal injury: claimant
    • Personal injury: defendant
    • Professional negligence
  • Private client
    • Agriculture and estates
    • Charities and not-for-profit
    • Contentious trusts and probate
    • Family
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate
  • Projects, energy and natural resources
      • Energy, project finance and PFI – TWO RANKINGS NOW COMBINED
  • Public sector
    • Education
    • Health
    • Local government
  • Real estate
    • Commercial property: elsewhere in the North West
    • Commercial property: Liverpool
    • Commercial property: Manchester
    • Construction
    • Planning and environment
    • Property litigation
    • Social housing
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
    • Intellectual property
    • IT and telecoms
    • Media and entertainment
    • Sport
  • Transport

NORTHERN IRELAND PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate and commercial
    • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
    • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
    • Employment
  • Finance
    • Banking and finance
    • Insolvency and corporate recovery
  • Insurance
    • Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant
    • Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant
  • Private client
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate
  • Projects, energy and natural resources
    • Energy, project finance and PFI
  • Real estate
    • Commercial property
    • Construction
    • Planning and environment
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
    • Intellectual property
    • IT and telecoms

OFFSHORE PRACTICE AREAS

  • Guernsey
    • Banking and finance
    • Capital markets
    • Commercial property
    • Corporate and M&A
    • Dispute resolution
    • Employment
    • Insurance
    • Investment funds
    • Private client, trusts and tax
  • Isle of Man
    • Banking, finance and capital markets
    • Commercial property
    • Corporate and commercial
    • Dispute resolution
    • Employment
    • Gambling
    • Insurance and pensions
    • Private client, trusts and tax
  • Jersey
    • Banking and finance
    • Capital markets
    • Commercial property
    • Corporate and commercial
    • Dispute resolution
    • Dispute resolution: regulatory and white-collar crime
    • Employment
    • Family
    • Investment funds
    • Private client, trusts and tax

SCOTLAND PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate and commercial
    • Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow
    • Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland
    • Corporate tax
    • EU and competition
  • Crime, fraud and licensing
    • Crime: fraud
    • Crime: general
    • Licensing
  • Dispute resolution
    • Commercial litigation
    • Debt recovery
  • Employment
    • Employment
    • Health and safety
    • Immigration
    • Pensions
  • Finance
    • Banking and finance
    • Insolvency and corporate recovery
    • Investment funds
  • Insurance
    • Medical negligence: defender
    • Medical negligence: pursuer
    • Personal injury: defender
    • Personal injury: pursuer
    • Professional negligence
  • Private client
    • Agriculture and estates
    • Charities and not-for-profit
    • Contentious trusts and probate
    • Family
    • Personal tax, trusts and executries
  • Projects, energy and natural resources
    • Energy (excluding oil and gas)
    • Oil and gas
    • Projects
  • Public sector
    • Education
    • Health
    • Local government
    • Parliamentary and public affairs
  • Real estate
    • Commercial property: elsewhere in Scotland
    • Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
    • LEISURE AND RETAIL SUB-CATEGORIES REMOVED
    • Construction
    • Environment
    • Planning
    • Property litigation
    • Social housing
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
    • Intellectual property
    • IT and telecoms
    • Media and entertainment
    • Sport
  • Transport

SOUTH EAST PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate and commercial
    • Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
    • Corporate and commercial: Essex
    • Corporate and commercial: Hampshire
    • Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
    • Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
    • Corporate tax
  • Crime, fraud and licensing
    • General crime and fraud
    • Licensing
  • Dispute resolution
    • Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
    • Commercial litigation: Essex
    • Commercial litigation: Hampshire
    • Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
    • Commercial litigation: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
    • Debt recovery
  • Employment
    • Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
    • Employment: Essex
    • Employment: Hampshire
    • Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
    • Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
    • Health and safety
    • Immigration
    • Pensions
  • Finance
    • Banking and finance
    • Insolvency and corporate recovery
  • Insurance
    • Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant
    • Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant
    • Professional negligence
  • Private client
    • Agriculture and estates
    • Charities and not-for-profit
    • Contentious trusts and probate
    • Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
    • Family: Essex
    • Family: Hampshire
    • Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
    • Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate: Hampshire
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
  • Public sector
    • Public sector
  • Real estate
    • Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
    • Commercial property: Essex
    • Commercial property: Hampshire
    • Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
    • Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
    • Construction
    • Environment and planning
    • Property litigation
    • Social housing
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
    • Intellectual property
    • IT and telecoms
    • Media and entertainment
    • Sport
  • Transport
    • Aviation
    • Shipping

SOUTH WEST PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate and commercial
    • Corporate and commercial: Bristol
    • Corporate and commercial: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall
    • Corporate and commercial: Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire
    • Corporate tax
    • EU and competition
  • Crime, fraud and licensing
    • Crime: fraud
    • Crime: general
    • Licensing
  • Dispute resolution
    • Commercial litigation: Bristol
    • Commercial litigation: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall
    • Commercial litigation: Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire
    • Debt recovery
  • Employment
    • Employment: Bristol
    • Employment: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall
    • Employment: Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire
    • Health and safety
    • Immigration
    • Pensions
  • Finance
    • Banking and finance
    • Insolvency and corporate recovery
  • Insurance
    • Clinical negligence: claimant
    • Clinical negligence: defendant
    • Personal injury: claimant
    • Personal injury: defendant
    • Professional negligence
  • Private client
    • Agriculture and estates
    • Charities and not-for-profit
    • Contentious trusts and probate
    • Family
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate
  • Projects, energy and natural resources
    • Energy, project finance and PFI
  • Public sector
    • Education
    • Health
    • Local government
  • Real estate
    • Commercial property: Bristol
    • Commercial property: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall
    • Commercial property: Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire
    • Construction
    • Environment
    • Planning
    • Property litigation
    • Social housing
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
    • Intellectual property
    • IT and telecoms
    • Media and entertainment
    • Sport
  • Transport
    • Rail
    • Shipping

WALES PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate and commercial
    • Corporate and commercial
  • Crime, fraud and licensing
    • General crime and fraud
    • Licensing – REMOVED
  • Dispute resolution
    • Commercial litigation
    • Debt recovery
  • Employment
    • Employment
    • Health and safety
    • Immigration
    • Pensions
  • Finance
    • Banking and finance
    • Insolvency and corporate recovery – NEW
  • Insurance
    • Clinical negligence: claimant
    • Clinical negligence: defendant
    • Personal injury: claimant
    • Personal injury: defendant
    • Professional negligence
  • Private client
    • Agriculture and estates
    • Charities and not-for-profit
    • Contentious trusts and probate
    • Family
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate
  • Public sector
    • Public sector
  • Real estate
    • Commercial property
    • Construction
    • Planning and environment
    • Property litigation
    • Social housing
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
    • Intellectual property
    • IT and telecoms
    • Media and entertainment
    • Sport

WEST MIDLANDS PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate and commercial
    • Corporate and commercial: Birmingham
    • Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands
    • Corporate tax
  • Crime, fraud and licensing
    • General crime and fraud
    • Licensing
  • Dispute resolution
    • Banking litigation
    • Commercial litigation: Birmingham
    • Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the West Midlands
    • Debt recovery
  • Employment
    • Employment
    • Health and safety
    • Immigration
    • Pensions
  • Finance
    • Banking and finance
    • Insolvency and corporate recovery
  • Insurance
    • Clinical negligence: claimant
    • Clinical negligence: defendant
    • Personal injury: claimant
    • Personal injury: defendant
    • Professional negligence
  • Private client
    • Agriculture and estates
    • Charities and not-for-profit
    • Contentious trusts and probate
    • Family: Birmingham
    • Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate
  • Projects, energy and natural resources
    • Energy, project finance and PFI
  • Public sector
    • Education
    • Health
    • Local government
  • Real estate
    • Commercial property: Birmingham
    • Commercial property: elsewhere in the West Midlands
    • Construction
    • Environment
    • Planning
    • Property litigation
    • Social housing
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
    • Intellectual property
    • IT and telecoms
    • Sport
  • Transport

YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate and commercial
    • Corporate and commercial: Hull and East Yorkshire
    • Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
    • Corporate and commercial: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    • Corporate tax
    • EU and competition
  • Crime, fraud and licensing
    • Crime: fraud
    • Crime: general
  • Dispute resolution
    • Banking litigation
    • Commercial litigation: Hull and East Yorkshire
    • Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
    • Commercial litigation: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    • Debt recovery
  • Employment
    • Employment: Hull and East Yorkshire
    • Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
    • Employment: Sheffield and South Yorkshire
    • Health and safety
    • Pensions
  • Finance
    • Banking and finance
    • Insolvency and corporate recovery
  • Insurance
    • Clinical negligence: claimant
    • Clinical negligence: defendant
    • Personal injury: claimant
    • Personal injury: defendant
    • Professional negligence: claimant
    • Professional negligence: defendant
  • Private client
    • Agriculture and estates
    • Charities and not-for-profit
    • Contentious trusts and probate
    • Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
    • Family: Elsewhere in Yorkshire
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate
  • Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI)
    • Infrastructure and energy
  • Public sector
    • Education
    • Health
    • Local government
  • Real estate
    • Commercial property: Hull and East Yorkshire
    • Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
    • Commercial property: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    • Construction
    • Environment
    • Planning
    • Property litigation
    • Social housing
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
    • Intellectual property
    • IT and telecoms
    • Sport
  • Transport

LONDON PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate and commercial
    • Commercial contracts – NEW
    • Corporate tax
    • Customs and excise
    • Equity capital markets – small-mid cap
    • Equity capital markets – mid-large cap
    • EU and competition
    • EU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs
    • Financial services: contentious
    • Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
    • International business reorganisations
    • M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
    • M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m
    • M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+
    • Partnership
    • Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+)
    • Private equity: transactions – mid-market deals (up to £250m)
    • VAT and indirect tax
    • Venture capital
  • Crime, fraud and licensing
    • Crime: general
    • Fraud: civil
    • Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)
    • Gaming and betting
    • Licensing
  • Dispute resolution
    • Banking litigation: investment and retail
    • Commercial litigation: mid-market
    • Commercial litigation: premium
    • Commodities disputes
    • Competition litigation
    • Debt recovery
    • International arbitration
    • Mediators
    • Professional discipline
    • Public international law
    • Tax litigation and investigations
  • Employment
    • Employee share schemes
    • Employees/unions
    • Employers
    • Health and safety
    • Immigration: business
    • Immigration: human rights, appeals and overstay
    • Pensions: non-contentious
    • Pensions: dispute resolution
    • Senior executives
  • Finance
    • Acquisition finance
    • Asset based lending
    • Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
    • Corporate restructuring and insolvency
    • Debt capital markets
    • Derivatives and structured products
    • High yield
    • Islamic finance
    • Securitisation
    • Trade finance
    • Transport finance and leasing
  • Industry focus
    • Emerging markets
    • Hospitality and leisure
    • Life sciences and healthcare
    • Retail and consumer
    • TMT
    • Energy and infrastructure – REMOVED
  • Insurance
    • Clinical negligence: claimant
    • Clinical negligence: defendant
    • Insurance and reinsurance litigation
    • Insurance litigation: for policyholders
    • Insurance: corporate and regulatory
    • Personal injury: claimant
    • Personal injury: defendant
    • Product liability: claimant
    • Product liability: defendant
    • Professional negligence
  • Investment fund formation and management
    • Fund finance
    • Hedge funds
    • Listed funds
    • Private funds
    • Real estate funds
    • Retail funds
  • Irish firms in London
  • Offshore firms in London
  • Private client
    • Agriculture and estates
    • Art and cultural property
    • Charities and not-for-profit
    • Contentious trusts and probate
    • Court of protection
    • Family
    • Family: mediation
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate
  • Projects, energy and natural resources
    • Infrastructure
    • Mining and minerals
    • Oil and gas
    • Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)
    • Water
  • Public sector
    • Administrative and public law
    • Civil liberties and human rights
    • Education: individuals
    • Education: institutions
    • Education: schools
    • Electoral
    • Healthcare
    • Infrastructure (parliamentary)
    • Local government
  • Real estate
    • Commercial property: corporate occupiers
    • Commercial property: development
    • Commercial property: investment
    • Construction: contentious
    • Construction: non-contentious
    • Environment
    • Planning
    • Property finance
    • Property litigation
    • Residential property
    • Social housing: finance
    • Social housing: local authorities and registered providers
    • Social housing: tenant
  • Risk advisory
    • Corporate governance
    • Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
    • Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
    • Fintech
    • Franchising
    • Intellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious)
    • Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
    • IT and telecoms
    • Media and entertainment (including media finance)
    • PATMA: Patent attorneys
    • PATMA: Trade mark attorneys
    • Reputation management
    • Sport
  • Transport
    • Aviation
    • Rail
    • Shipping
    • Travel: personal injury
    • Travel: regulatory and commercial