Welcome to the 15th edition of The Lex 100 – the essential guide to the top law firms in the UK.

Choosing which firms to apply to can be a very daunting task, with hundreds in a crammed marketplace vying for your attention. Researching firms via their own websites is a good starting point, but that can only get you so far. Enter, The Lex 100.

Each year we send a survey to as many trainees as we can reach, asking them to provide anonymous feedback on their training contract and to rate their experiences according to several different criteria. The survey results provide a valuable inside look at the different firms out there, allowing you to make a more informed decision as to which employer may be the right match for you. Once again, we had a fantastic response and ended up with 2,500 completed surveys, which provided us with a particularly robust sample to analyse.