Super Lawyers is going global, and it’s poised to make a big splash across the pond. Now prospective clients in the UK’s capital and largest city can quickly learn which solicitors and firms have earned the highest ratings.

The London edition of Super Lawyers Magazine has just been released, containing the 2013 London Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. The publication marks Super Lawyers’ first venture overseas, after years of success in the United States. (Both Super Lawyers and FindLaw are owned by Thomson Reuters.)

But just how are solicitors chosen for Super Lawyers’ lists, and what does such a listing mean for the solicitor?

The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars selection process involves many phases. It begins with nominations and continues with an evaluation into 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Solicitor candidates are then grouped by their primary practice areas and by the size of their firms. In each category, those with the highest point totals are included on the Super Lawyers list; solicitors who are 40 or younger, or have been practicing law for 10 years or less, are listed as Rising Stars.

So who uses this information? General consumers seeking legal services comprise one segment of Super Lawyers’ target readership. The lists are also commonly used by other solicitors when making referrals.

Readers in the UK can find copies of Super Lawyers Magazine in The Daily Telegraph and in The Law Society Gazette. There’s also a digital edition and a website,

– Mary Williams, Director, Marketing and Product, Super Lawyers
with Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team

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