February Edition 2023

43 asked to include female partners in the phone interviews. We welcome this as it’s in addition to the Diversity and Inclusion section which has featured on the research forms over the last couple of years. While it is true that the ration of men to women and the EDI section do not affect a firm’s rankings at all, it is still advised to include this information where possible, as this is the kind of information legal directory users are seeking when trying to make socially responsible decisions. Finally, we were extremely pleased to see the efforts made by researchers to obtain feedback on younger Partners and Senior Associates. This is reflected in the specialized individual ranking tables within the various research templates and the resulting increase in individual ranking categories.