All posts by Daniel Kidd

Former Legal 500 USA Editor Seth Singh Jennings joins Kidd Aitken

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Former Legal 500 USA Editor Seth Singh Jennings has joined Kidd Aitken as a Senior Directory Specialist. Seth has a decade of experience working in the legal publishing field and has held senior roles at both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Kidd Aitken is thrilled to welcome Seth onboard. Kidd Aitken is now not only the largest legal directories consultancy in the world, but also the only one with both former Chambers and Legal 500 Editors.



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Leading legal management consultant Tony Williams joins Kidd Aitken Legal Marketing

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In April 2019, leading legal management consultant and former Managing Partner of Clifford Chance, Tony Williams, joined the Board of Kidd Aitken, as a Non-Executive Director. Tony has more than 35 years’ experience in the legal profession. At Clifford Chance, he was a corporate partner in London and Hong Kong and Managing Partner of the firm’s Moscow office, before going on to be worldwide Managing Partner. He subsequently became global Managing Partner of Andersen Legal and head of its UK



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Your legal directory rankings: leave them to the experts

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With the release of the Legal 500 and Chambers UK results this week, we thought it would be a good opportunity to (re)introduce ourselves. Did you know that: Kidd Aitken houses the largest team of former legal directory specialists in the world. With three former Chambers & Partners Editors, and four former Deputy Editor and Senior Researchers covering the UK, USA, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America, we are the biggest team out there. Kidd Aitken fields a specialist team



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Kidd Aitken among the Top 100 Consultants and Strategists to the Legal Profession

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We are honoured to have been included in the 2018 Lawdragon Global 100 Leading Consultants and Strategists to the Legal Profession. 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists of 2018 Lawdragon is a leading legal media company that provides free online news and editorial features – including a well-regarded guides to the leading lawyers in the US. Their research is based on feedback from law firms.



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We’re hiring again!

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This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly expanding legal marketing, communications and business development consultancy. You will be responsible for: Writing law firm submissions (reports on law firms’ strengths and recent activity in specific practice areas) for ranking-based legal directories such as Chambers & Partners Managing submissions for a portfolio of market-leading law firm clients Maintaining the highest standards of written English and ensuring consistency and a strict adherence to house style across all submissions Managing all communications between



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Interview with Legal 500 Asia-Pacific Editor Hayley Eustace

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In the first of our series of interviews with the Editors of the main legal directories, we spoke to Legal 500 Asia-Pacific Editor Hayley Eustace about the key things firms need to know about the research process. Thanks again to Hayley for her time. We’re looking forward to getting started on Legal 500 submissions again with these points in mind. Q: What do you see as the main trends in the legal markets across Asia Pacific? Can we generalise about common trends across



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Important changes to Chambers referee guidelines

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Important note for all UK firms preparing Chambers UK submissions: Chambers have raised the number of referees permitted per practice area to 20. Chambers tell us that this change will affect UK submissions this year, but NOT other directories that are currently being researched (e.g. Latin America). The change will be applied to the new editions of those regional guides at the start of 2016’s research cycle. Get in touch if you have any questions!



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legal directory best practice seminar video

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We had a great turnout for our legal directory best practice seminar, which coincided with the IBA Annual Conference in Vienna in October 2015. A detailed presentation and Q&A session covered all major issues connected with legal directory submissions, specifically: – Strategy – Effective submissions – Getting the most of our client referees – Building relationships with the directories We hope you like the following video, which we feel captures the spirit of the day!



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Lex Mex 2015

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Lex Mex 2015 Kidd Aitken Director Jacob Aitken gives his thoughts on Lex Mex 2015. Last week I had the privilege to speak at Lex Mex 2015 in London. This annual event is organised by the Mexican Chamber of Commerce and the Law Society in order to discuss latest developments in Mexico. Justice Fernando Franco González-Salas (Mexican Supreme Court of Justice) The key note speaker was Justice Franco from the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice, which guaranteed a full-house. Justice Franco provided fascinating insights into the



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Legal Directory Seminar Vienna

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Join us for a detailed discussion of the legal directory submission process.



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