Your Guide to Legal Directory Submissions Deadlines in 2021

June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021 Daniel Kidd

It is universally agreed that legal directory submissions are time-consuming for Partners, in-house legal marketing and business development teams. And it’s even more complex when you are applying to multiple directories per year. That’s why we’ve collated the core legal directories submissions deadlines in one accessible blog.

We cover the larger directories such as Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 with their individual guides and practice area specific directories such as the IFLR1000.

As more legal directory submissions deadlines are announced throughout the year for 2022 guides, we will update this list, so do check regularly for updates.

Remember to bookmark this page so you can access the new 2022 legal directory submissions deadlines in one place. For quick organisation, you can easily add these dates directly to your own calendar for quick reference.

If submitting to legal directories is a new process for you, and you’d like support in understanding the process, the strategies and how to optimise your submissions, our ‘Your Best Practice Guide to Chambers & Partners submissions’ contains advice, guidance and insights from our team of legal directory specialists. All of whom are former editors and researchers from Chambers, Legal 500 and more. Alternatively, you can always book a free 30-minute consultation with us, to see how we can offer more personalised advice and support.

Legal Directory Submissions Deadlines:

Global Competition Review Submission Deadline

As part of the GCS 100, firms and economics consultancies in more than 50 jurisdictions are sent questionnaires from the Global Competition Review as part of their research process. The final deadline for submissions is August 2021.

IFLR1000 Research Timetable, Deadlines and Publication Dates

  • Research interviews conducted: January – May 2021
  • Client Referee Feedback Survey: March – April 2021
  • Lawyer Survey: April – May 2021
  • Women Leaders 2020 published: May 5, 2021
  • Law firm ranking tables published in four groups according to practice area (see below for more details): Group one: May 26, 2021
  • Law firm ranking tables published in four groups according to practice area (see below for more details): Group two: June 30, 2021
  • China Awards shortlists announced: July 2021
  • India Awards shortlists announced: July 2021
  • China regional firm rankings and Leading Lawyers published: July 21, 2021
  • Law firm ranking tables published in four groups according to practice area (see below for more details) – Group three: July 28, 2021
  • Canada and United States Awards shortlists announced: August 2021
  • China Awards ceremony: August 19, 2021
  • Law firm ranking tables published in four groups according to practice area (see below for more details) – Group four: August 25, 2021
  • Leading Lawyers (all practice areas) excluding China regional published: August 25, 2021
  • India Awards ceremony: September 2, 2021
  • Canada and United States Awards ceremony: September 21, 2021
  • Subscriber firm reviews and client feedback published: September 29, 2021
  • Non-subscriber firm reviews and client feedback published: November 30, 2021

The Legal 500 Submissions Deadlines

Asia Pacific 2022:              11 June 2021

Canada 2022:                      25 June 2021

Caribbean 2022:                 18 June 2021

Deutschland 2022:             (English) – 31 May 2021

Deutschland 2022:             (German) – 31 May 2021

EMEA 2022:                         to be announced

Latin America 2022:          5 February 2021

UK (Solicitors) 2022:

  • UK outside London: 12 February 2021
  • London and PATMA: 31 March 2021

UK (Bar) 2022:                    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

United States 2022:           to be announced