United Kingdom (The Bar) Submissions



Details of the researchers responsible for individual practice areas will be posted on our website shortly after the submission deadlines.

Researchers for the Regional Bar are now available.

Researchers for the London Bar are now available.

To learn more about the team behind our research, please visit Meet The Legal 500 Team.

Please submit your documents via the Submissions Site.


Regional Bar: Submissions and referees: 17 February 2023

London Bar: Submissions and referees: 14 April 2023

Scottish Bar: Submissions and referees: 17 February 2023

Please use the submissions template and referee spreadsheet below.

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Practice areas

Please also see the practice area definitions and footnotes document.

Regions and practice areas we are researching for the United Kingdom Bar 2024 include:

Looking for the mediators section? While open to both solicitors and barristers, the mediators section comes under the solicitors taxonomy and runs to that deadline. Full details are available on the solicitors page.


  • Administrative law and human rights
  • Agriculture
  • Art and cultural property
  • Aviation and travel (renamed)
  • Banking and finance (including consumer credit)
  • Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
  • Charities
  • Clinical negligence
  • Commercial litigation
  • Commodities
  • Company
  • Competition
  • Construction
  • Consumer
  • Costs
  • Court of Protection and community care
  • Crime
  • Crypto and blockchain assets (new)
  • Data protection
  • Defamation and privacy
  • Education
  • Elections
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • European Union law
  • Family: children and domestic violence (renamed)
  • Family: divorce and financial remedy (renamed)
  • Family: private FDR judges and arbitrators (new)
  • Financial services regulation
  • Fraud: civil
  • Fraud: crime
  • Group litigation
  • Health and safety
  • Immigration (including business immigration)
  • Inquests and inquiries
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Intellectual property
  • International arbitration: arbitrators
  • International arbitration: counsel
  • International crime and extradition
  • IT and telecoms: infrastructure and contracts
  • Licensing
  • Local government (including rating law)
  • Media and entertainment (excluding defamation)
  • Partnership
  • Pensions
  • Personal injury (including industrial disease, insurance fraud and cross-border cases) (renamed)
  • Planning
  • Police law: claimant
  • Police law: forces and constables
  • 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
  • Tax: personal (renamed)
  • Tax: VAT and excise
  • Telecoms regulation


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

  • Administrative law 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: children and domestic violence (renamed)
  • Family: divorce and financial remedy (renamed)
  • 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


  • Administrative and public law
  • Commercial disputes
  • Crime and regulatory
  • Employment
  • Family and private client
  • Medical negligence and personal injury
  • Property, construction and planning