United Kingdom (The Bar) Submissions


Scottish Stables Submissions

We are now accepting Submissions for the Scottish Bar.

Submissions template
Scottish Bar spreadsheet

Please submit your documents via the Submissions Site. The deadline for submissions is Friday 11 June.

The research schedule and guidelines for The Legal 500 United Kingdom Bar 2022 edition are now below.


Details of the researchers are now available.

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

FAQS and supporting info

Referees explained


Regional Bar: Submissions and referees: 19 February 2021
Interviews conducted: 8 March – 7 May 2021

London Bar: Submissions and referees: 16 April 2021
Interviews conducted: 4 May – 4 June 2021

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

Submissions template
Bar referee spreadsheet

Arbitrators template

For guidance on ConvertNow, please watch our video, located on our Submission information page.

To send your submissions to us, please visit submissions.legal500.com and follow the onscreen prompts to send us new documents.

Login details have been sent to all firms – if you have not received your login or have problems accessing submissions.legal500.com, please get in touch via our FAQ page using the ‘Submissions Log In’ tab

Practice areas

Please also see the practice area definitions and footnotes document.

Regions and practice areas we are researching for the United Kingdom Bar 2022 include:


  • Administrative and public law (including elections)
  • Agriculture
  • Aviation
  • Banking and finance (including consumer credit)
  • Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
  • Charities
  • Children law (including public and private law)
  • Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)
  • Clinical negligence
  • Commercial litigation
  • Commodities
  • Company and partnership
  • Competition
  • Construction
  • Consumer
  • Costs
  • Court of Protection and community care
  • Crime
  • Data protection
  • Defamation and privacy
  • European Union law
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Family (including divorce and financial remedy)
  • Financial services regulation
  • Fraud: civil
  • Fraud: crime
  • Health and safety
  • IT and telecoms
  • Immigration (including business immigration)
  • Inquests and inquiries
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Intellectual property
  • International arbitration: arbitrators
  • International arbitration: counsel
  • International crime and extradition
  • Licensing
  • Local government (including rating law)
  • Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)
  • Offshore
  • Pensions
  • Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud
  • Planning
  • Police law (defendant)
  • Private client: personal tax
  • Private client: trusts and probate
  • Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture
  • Product liability
  • Professional disciplinary and regulatory law
  • Professional negligence
  • Property litigation
  • Public international law
  • Public procurement
  • Shipping
  • Social housing
  • Sport
  • Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax
  • Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)


Chambers in the Midland, Northern, North Eastern, South Eastern, Wales and Chester, and Western circuits are encouraged to submit for the following rankings:

  • Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)
  • Agriculture
  • Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety)
  • Chancery, probate, and tax
  • Clinical negligence
  • Commercial litigation
  • Company and insolvency
  • Costs
  • Court of Protection and community care
  • Crime (general and fraud)
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family and children law
  • Immigration
  • Inquests and inquiries
  • Intellectual property
  • IT, telecoms and data protection
  • Licensing
  • Media, entertainment and defamation
  • Personal injury
  • Planning and environment
  • Professional disciplinary law
  • Professional negligence
  • Property and construction
  • Social housing
  • Sport