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APSMA NSW: The Legal 500

  • 13 May 2016
  • 13:30 - 14:30
  • DLA Piper, Level 22 No.1 Martin Place Sydney


  • For members of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals Australia and New Zealand (APMP ANZ) chapteR
  • Open to all APSMA Members in Victoria

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We thank you for your patience as your new Committee has got up and running! As a first in a series of newly designed events, we are delighted to announce we have secured an opportunity to meet with the editor of Legal 500 ahead of final submissions in May.

Part of the fabric of modern legal marketing, the directories are an important guide to the leading law firms around the world. With 4.5 million website users in 2015, The Legal 500 is both a valuable resource for clients and a tool for law firms to measure success against their competitors. 

Submission season for The Legal 500 is fast approaching and with that in mind, Hayley Eustace and Andrea Leber, editor and deputy editor of the Asia Pacific guide, will be giving a presentation on the research process and how to tailor your submissions into a format that gives the best chance of getting your firm ranked or promoted.

During this session, Hayley and Andrea will give a presentation and answer questions from attendees. The topics to be covered are as follows:

An introduction to The Legal 500 research process

  • Why are the deadlines important?
  • When the research and interviews take place
  • About the research team 


  • How to structure submissions
  • What makes a good submission?
  • Common mistakes
  • How to categorise mandates


  • Who can be a referee?
  • How do we contact referees?
  • Improving response rates


  • How we conduct interviews with law firms
  • Who gets interviewed?

The rankings

  • Factors we take into account for the law firm rankings
  • Leading individuals
About the speakers:

A former journalist, Hayley Eustace started as a researcher at The Legal 500 in 2010. Since 2013, she has been the Bar Editor and in 2015, she also took on the role as Asia Pacific editor. She now manages the two directories from an editorial perspective. Hayley's work has allowed her to visit law firms across the globe, and her role as editor is to concentrate on building relationships with legal professionals in the UK and Asia Pacific, oversee The Legal 500 coverage in both directories, and edit chapters across The Legal 500 series

Andrea holds a Master's Degree in Political Sciences and has over 15 years' experience in the publishing industry. She has worked as a journalist in Germany, Hungary, Malaysia, the UK and has covered the Asian market in her role as The Legal 500 Asia Pacific deputy editor out of Melbourne and Perth, where she currently lives. 

Event Details:

Date: Friday, 13 May 2016
Time: 1:15pm registration for a prompt 1:30pm start. Session will finish at 2:30pm
Refreshments will be served
Location: DLA Piper, Level 22 No.1 Martin Place Sydney
Pricing: Members:  $66
Non-Members: $99

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