Legal directory submissions

We work with a number of leading sets on their directory submissions as well as with individual barristers who require additional input on the submissions their sets are doing for them.  We also hold a number of training workshops throughout the year regarding the directory submissions and the process they involve.  Recent workshops have been held at the request of the IBC and in conjunction with Legal 500.

As you are all too aware, the directory process is a complex job often taking up valuable clerking time and impacting the potential earnings of the set with no guarantees of success. Knowledge of the directory process itself as well as in the markets you are submitting in is essential for success along with significant copywriting skills.

Now you can save significant amounts of clerking time and improve your chances of submission success with the Bar Marketing Directory service.

At a cost of just £150 per submission form the service includes:

  • Handling all submissions from start to finish
  • Timetabling of the annual directories processes
  • Strategic direction in relation to your selection of submissions 
  • Member coaching in what the guides really want to know at interview
  • BD/PR team coaching on submissions & interviews  
  • Managing the entire interview process 
  • Obtaining feedback on rankings/submissions/interviews 
  • Creation of results summaries/analysis for internal & external use


Jeffrey Chapman QC Fountain Court Chambers

“Bar Marketing staff are both knowledgeable and skilled in all aspects of Chambers’ marketing.  In particular, Catherine Bailey’s knowledge of the legal directory submission system (especially Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500) is first-rate.  Fountain Court found her understanding of the directory system, constant availability and practical advice were invaluable in assisting Chambers manage the whole process of directory submission, research, interview and maintenance.  Catherine’s time, effort and persistence were instrumental in obtaining the ranking success we believe Fountain Court deserved.”  

"Catherine's knowledge of the submission process is outstanding and this is largely due to her comprehensive knowledge of the legal sector and meticulous attention to detail. Her directory submission research is exhaustive and she and her team work relentlessly until the job is done. Members at New Square have been very impressed with Catherine’s invaluable and practical improvements on their individual submissions."