As ever there is a major deadline bottleneck at the start of the year – Chambers UK‘s last deadline is next Friday with the first European deadline not long after (24 February) and some Chambers Global and Asia deadlines coming in early March – so if you are submitting in these areas and haven’t started thinking about them yet, you really need to! (You can check out the schedule here). Hitting the deadlines is important – while Chambers will usually give an extension (at the editor’s discretion and depending on the practice area, of course) sending submissions in late can impact on the research and, as a result, your rankings. Research is done to a very tight schedule these days – so it’s important not to miss your window by sending in submissions and referees too late to be of use.
And remember Legal 500 are taking a stricter line on contacting referees sent in late – at the moment, just on their UK book but this policy may well spread, so it’s never been more important to be prompt!
If you’re struggling to manage your submissions process, or could just do with a few pointers to ensure you’re not creating more work than you need to, there are ways to make it less painful – why not get in touch to see how I can help?
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