“Chambers Inside” (formerly “Inside Reports”) is certainly an expensive tool. How nice were the old days when Law Firm Rankings provided this information free of charge upon request. But fair is fair, even Law Firm Rankings have to finance themselves.
However, is the information in reports like “Chambers Inside” useful?
Well, it depends. If you are unsure about the success of your submission in the coming year, such a report is helpful. It does provide you with information that can help you. Chambers here refers to “trajectories” on which your firm and your practice groups are located.
It is important for you to analyse the information in the report yourself and check whether the statements in the report can actually be true.
If not, confront Chambers with the contradictions found. Here you need to point out incorrect or sometimes downright insulting statements. To accomplish this, use standard methodologies from negotiation training. Such methodologies can be used, for example, to show patterns of lies.
We are available to answer any questions you may have as to the extent to which you should purchase such a report regarding your law firm structure and your filed areas of law. Also, we can show you how to read the report correctly and how to detect false statements.
We will be happy to answer your initial questions on a successful participation in Law Firm Rankings free of charge by mail or phone.
Alternatively, you can find relevant advice in my book “Compass Law Firm Rankings” (C H Beck, Manz, Stämpfli)“.