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Why you should be thinking about Legal 500 EMEA NOW

The Legal 500 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) deadlines seem like an age away – August, for God’s sake! – but with the summer holidays looming (for both lawyers and, one shouldn’t forget, their referees) it’s important to get the ball rolling now.

In some cases this will be easy – with a lot of Chambers Global/Europe categories already done it’s just a question of rejigging an existing submission to fit the Legal 500 guidelines, and updating it, but if you have to start from scratch, now is the time to do it.

Remember also:
Even if you send basically the same submission in to Chambers and Legal 500, you will need to format your referees in the correct spreadsheet for each guide.

Referees who have been contacted already by Chambers may assume that Legal 500 is the same guide, so ignore the Legal 500 email. Make sure your referees know what to expect.

Check your feedback section: It can be slightly baffling and a little annoying to a researcher to read heated feedback on rankings then realise the submission is talking about the ‘other’ guide…

You can read the full guidelines for Legal 500 here.

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