Who will you be rooting for?

We’ve been reaching out to trainees and junior attorneys throughout the nation to get the within scoop on life contained in the nation’s main legislation companies and chambers.

As a part of our annual Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey, we put a sequence of inquiries to trainees and junior attorneys from practically 150 of the nation’s main legislation companies and chambers. Respondents then rated their companies/chambers on a scale of 1 to 10 in a lot of key areas, together with: high quality of coaching/work, peer help, superior approachability, work/life stability, amenities, perks, eco-friendliness, know-how and adaptiveness to distant working. The very best rating companies/chambers acquired A* grades on their Authorized Cheek agency profiles.

It’s practically time to crown the winners of those classes, plus a number of others together with ‘Finest Use of Social Media’, at our upcoming Legal Cheek Awards 2021, sponsored by BARBRI. The Awards takes place just about on Thursday 25 March. Listed below are the shortlists:

Finest Legislation Agency for Coaching 2021

Allen & Overy
Bristows
CMS
Clifford Chance
Debevoise & Plimpton
Fieldfisher
Forsters
Linklaters
Macfarlanes
Mayer Brown
Osborne Clarke
Slaughter and May
TLT
Travers Smith
Vinson & Elkins

Finest Legislation Agency for High quality of Work 2021

Accutrainee
Akin Gump
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Clifford Chance
Debevoise & Plimpton
Irwin Mitchell
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Osborne Clarke
Ropes & Gray
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden
Taylor Wessing
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Wiggin
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Finest Legislation Agency for Peer Help 2021

Addleshaw Goddard
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Bristows
Burges Salmon
Dentons
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
Mills & Reeve
RPC
Squire Patton Boggs
Taylor Wessing
Travers Smith
Withers
Womble Bond Dickinson

Finest Legislation Agency for Associate Approachability 2021

Accutrainee
Bristows
CMS
Clyde & Co
Eversheds Sutherland
Fletchers
Gowling WLG
Hill Dickinson
Mills & Reeve
Pinsent Masons
Reed Smith
Shoosmiths
Squire Patton Boggs
TLT
Vinson & Elkins
Wiggin
Womble Bond Dickinson

Finest Legislation Agency for Work/Life Stability 2021

DWF Group Plc
Fieldfisher
Fletchers
Forsters
Hill Dickinson
Irwin Mitchell
Mills & Reeve
RPC
Shoosmiths
Thrings
Trowers & Hamlins
Womble Bond Dickinson

Finest Legislation Agency for Authorized Tech 2021

Addleshaw Goddard
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
CMS
Clifford Chance
DWF Group Plc
Kennedys
Linklaters
Osborne Clarke
Pinsent Masons
Simmons & Simmons
Taylor Wessing
White & Case

Finest Legislation Agency for Perks 2021

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Dechert
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Ropes & Gray
Skadden
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Finest Legislation Agency for WFH 2021

Addleshaw Goddard
Akin Gump
CMS
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Latham & Watkins
Milbank
Osborne Clarke
Pinsent Masons
Shoosmiths
Stephenson Harwood
Sullivan & Cromwell
Travers Smith
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case
Withers

Finest Legislation Agency for Eco-Friendliness 2021

Burges Salmon
CMS
Clifford Chance
Hogan Lovells
Norton Rose Fulbright
Osborne Clarke
Pinsent Masons
PwC
Reed Smith
Taylor Wessing
Travers Smith
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Most Admired Legislation Agency 2021

Allen & Overy
Bird & Bird
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Mishcon de Reya
Slaughter and May
Osborne Clarke

Authorized Cheek Trainee and Junior Lawyer Agency of the Yr 2021

Shortlist to be introduced

Finest Chambers for Coaching 2021

2 Temple Gardens
4 New Square
4 Pump Court
5 Essex Court
Blackstone Chambers
Hailsham Chambers
Hardwicke
Henderson Chambers
Keating Chambers
Radcliffe Chambers
Serjeants’ Inn Chambers

Finest Chambers for High quality of Work 2021

4 New Square
4 Pump Court
5 Essex Court
Blackstone Chambers
Brick Court Chambers
Cornerstone Barristers
Devereux Chambers
Fountain Court Chambers
Kings Chambers
Landmark Chambers
Radcliffe Chambers
Serjeants’ Inn Chambers
Wilberforce Chambers

Finest Chambers for Colleague Supportiveness 2021

12 King’s Bench Walk
2 Temple Gardens
5 Essex Court
Hailsham Chambers
Hardwicke
Henderson Chambers
No5 Chambers
South Square
Wilberforce Chambers

Finest Chambers for Amenities 2021

9 Gough Square
Atkin Chambers
Cornerstone Barristers
Exchange Chambers
Francis Taylor Building
Hardwicke
Matrix Chambers
Serjeants’ Inn Chambers
Wilberforce Chambers

Finest Chambers for Work/Life Stability 2021

5 Stone Buildings
Crown Office Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers
Exchange Chambers
Landmark Chambers
Monckton Chambers
Serle Court
St John’s Chambers

Authorized Cheek Trainee and Junior Lawyer Chambers of the Yr 2021

Shortlist to be introduced

Finest Use of Social Media 2021

Daniella Swinson ‘@itslegallybrunette’ (TikTok)
Alexandra Wilson ‘@Essexbarrister’ (Twitter/Instagram)
Lola ‘@legally_lola’ (Twitter)
Lucy Cole ‘@lucydoeslaw’ (Instagram)
Dan Neidle (LinkedIn)
Sahar Farooqi (LinkedIn)
Liam Porritt (YouTube)
‘Have we got planning news for you’ with Keating Chambers
Toby Willcocks ‘@tobywillcocks’ (TikTok)
Leticia Santoro ‘@leticia.santoro’ (TikTok)
Holly Moore ‘@thatlawblog’ (Instagram)
Justin Farrance ‘@justinfarrance’ (Instagram/LinkedIn)

Finest Authorized Cheek Journal Contribution 2021

‘Does the government’s COVID-19 response comply with the rule of law?’ A three-part series by Jordan Briggs
‘Why the law should treat algorithms like murderous Greek statues’ by William Holmes
‘Branching out: Could we give legal rights to trees?’ by Paul Wyard
‘A critical analysis of the Johnny Depp libel trial’ by Benjamin Ramsey
‘COVID-19: Emphasising the societal impact of business decisions’ by Isabella Mason
‘Should NHS staff tackling COVID-19 be immune from negligence claims?’ by Yanusika Srithar
‘Could COVID-19 spit attacks amount to constructive manslaughter?’ by Anna Hayes
‘’Rough sex’ defence ban: A step in the right direction’ by Haitham Salih
‘Music law: A barrier to creativity?’ by Alice Wills
‘An app-le a day… keeps the developers away?’ by Bethany Barrett

The winners of every shortlist will probably be introduced at The Legal Cheek Awards 2021, going down just about on Thursday 25 March.