Call for ‘Hall of Fame’ By The Lawyer 5 November 2007 01:09 17 December 2015 15:15 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Graham Huntley, Lovells partner 6 November 2007 at 13:43 Hall of Fame Karl Mackie should be nominated for having taken the bold and innovative decision to establish CEDR with his colleagues, which has undoubtedly changed the face of dispute resolution in this country. Reply Link Andrew Parker, Beachcroft 6 November 2007 at 13:47 20th anniversary hall of fame Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers. It was Lord Phillips who was responsible for overseeing the work of the Civil Justice Council in resolving a number of thorny issues over legal costs, including the introduction of fixed recoverable costs in RTA claims and fixed success fees in RTA, EL and disease cases. As Master of the Rolls and chairman of the CJC, Lord Phillips was quietly effective in persuading the parties to keep talking when the going got tough. Reply Link city slicker 6 November 2007 at 14:22 hall of fame What about Lord Woolf? Whether or not you agree with his reforms, he had an enormous impact. Other suggestions – Nigel Knowles and Tony Angel (for being visionary managing partners), Anthony Saltz and Nigel Boardman for services to M&A, Clementi for opening up the law to Tesco and others, and not forgetting Jonathan Sumption for having a brain the size of a planet. Reply Link Managing partner 6 November 2007 at 14:51 Hall of fame Tony Angel – He took Linklaters from a very good firm and turned it into a world class firm. He was the first magic circle managing partner with true global presence to take average PEP over £1m. He’s made a serious effort to establish the firm in the US. Mike Francies – he has single-handed managed, for whichever firm he has been a partner at, to implement a global and top end capital markets practice. He’s an unbelievable operator with a reputation that’s second to none. Reply Link Anonymous 7 November 2007 at 08:37 Hall of Fame/Shame Alan Hodgart whose 3 core area focus strategy, one size fits all report has defined so many firms Reply Link Anonymous 7 November 2007 at 14:10 hall of fame Ally McBeal. She made the public realise (as we lawyers already knew) that law is fun and sexy. She was probably more responsible than anyone for attracting a generation into the profession. Reply Link Magic circle banking partner 7 November 2007 at 15:00 hall of fame 20 years ago banking and insolvency were the poor relations and now they’ve become global products, so I’m confining my remarks to my sector. Mike Duncan, A&O : he has dominated the Global loans market for 20 years and created the A&O global loans machine Gordon Stewart, A&O: he made debt collecting (now called ‘insolvency’) fashionable Charles Leeming, Wilde Sapte: whilst he retired in 95, he was the dominant restructuring lawyer in the great depression of the early 90s and those jobs spawned a new industry in the legal world Mark Stewart, CC : the man smart enough to be first to spot the power of the private equity houses and to use banking expertise as a product differentiator for those clients, off the back of which CC have based their global practice Reply Link Anonymous 8 November 2007 at 10:06 Hall of Fame John Crabtree, Wragge & Co – leading light of Midlands legal community and architect of Wragge & Co’s success; Ron Burley – old school king of clerks; Lord Woolf – designed the most radical reforms to the civil justice system in the last 20 years, the greatest success of which was to impose mediation on litigators; Sir Sydney Kentridge QC – Most famously acted for the family of South African black consciousness leader Steve Biko, but has been a member of the UK Bar since the late 70s. Now its elder statesman, he is still a force to be reckoned with; David Pannick QC – the most brilliant public lawyer of his generation; Nigel Knowles, DLA Piper – a force of nature and must be credited for making DLA the firm it is today; Janet Gaymer – Simmons & Simmons. Reply Link Anonymous 8 November 2007 at 14:53 hall of fame Shami Chakrabarti, Liberty Sahar Hashemi – lawyer who founded Coffee Republic Tony Blair Cherie Booth Jack Straw Neville Eisenberg Michael Mansfield Glanville Williams Stanley Berwin (for setting up the two Berwin law firms) Atticus Finch (from To Kill a Mockingbird) Geoffrey Bindman Angela Mason, founder of Stonewall Lesbian and Gay Group Andrew Hochhauser Gareth Quarry (for creating whole portability thing) Reply Link Carol Williams, general counsel, Northern Foods 8 November 2007 at 15:55 hall of fame Edward Smethurst – he rejeuvenated the C&I group and set it on its current track Reply Link Jeremy Thomas, Outside Insight 8 November 2007 at 15:56 Hall of Fame Guy Beringer, senior partner A&O; for having the courage to suggest that profit per partner may not necessarily be the best way for a firm to measure success; and for a genuine and visible commitment to pro bono and community work. Shankari Chandran, pro bono manager, A&O; for her determination and ambition in making a pro bono programme truly international, and for her enthusiasm and commitment to pro bono as a force for good. A&O’s best ever Aussie import. Reply Link Laurie Adams, Outside Insight 8 November 2007 at 16:02 Hall of Fame PETER SHERATT-BARRISTER,VICE CHAIRMAN LEHMAN BROTHERS – he is an outstanding lawyer, and has made significant contributions in the field of education in deprived areas of the city. GUY MORTON; SNR PARTNER, FRESHFIELDS – an outstanding regulatory lawyer and has led Freshfields through a period of reconstruction. STUART POPHAM-LED AS SNR PARTNER OF CLIFFORD CHANCE- led an unrivalled expansion o fthe firm overseas, strategi, urbane and a very good lawyer. LAWRENCE KERSHEN QC- helped devlop mediation in this country as a form of ADR. Is particularly strong in international human rights arena. JOHN COLLINS-ABN AMRO GENERAL COUNSEL- a transactional lawyer with a risk understanding better than anyone I have ever known. Reply Link city lawyer mum 9 November 2007 at 15:42 I don’t know how you do it? Those women who have managed to manage successful careers with motherhood and keep a sense of style and perspective and press for more flexible working and attitudes The Editor, Cat, is a leading candidate for this category. Others are Shami Chakrabarti, Pam Bryan LG, Marian Boyle at DWS. Reply Link Anonymous 13 November 2007 at 17:56 Jonathan Blake for hall of fame Jonathan Blake – legend in the Private Equity market. Reply Link Anonymous 15 November 2007 at 14:12 Hall of Fame Mike Duncan? Give me a break! What about Stephen Gillespie? The most genreous, selfless mentor and coach of people I’ve ever known. There is no-one more willing to give up his own time for the sake of the development and advancement of others. A whole gernation of A&O partners righrt across the globe are indebted to him for the time and energy he invested in them and their careers, and now he is doing the same thing at K&E. He is an usung hero. Reply Link gillespie fan 18 November 2007 at 20:58 hall of fame Of course Stephen Gillespie!!! He is the number one hero of his generation from A & O and now K & E. A & O have never recognized his selfless contribution to the development of countless associates and clients, and never will of course now that he is at K & E. Clients love him, associates love him, the market loves him! About time he is recognized. Anon —now partner thanks to Gillespie. Reply Link City Partner 19 November 2007 at 13:41 Alan Steinfeld QC Alan Steinfeld QC – may not be a headline grabber like some but gave the best and most consummate performance I have ever seen in court. Reply Link Black Solicitors Network 20 November 2007 at 10:28 Black Solicitors’ Network Hall of Fame nominations (1) Yvonne Brown. Yvonne was a founder member of the Black Solicitors’ Network and its first chair when it received a recognised status from the Law Society in 2003/2004. Yvonne Brown ran her own successful family childcare and Education practice in Shoreditch for many years before becoming a consultant. (2)We would also nominate Trevor Faure, Vice President & General Counsel, Tyco International, a Legal pioneer. Faure fired the 300 law firms working for him and invited them to re-tender on the basis of diversity, none were re-selected. He’s founded a social fund in South Africa and was privately received by Nelson Mandela for its launch. Trevor was identified at number 6 in the top 100 most influential black people in Britain by the new Nation/Observer in August 2007. He was also formally a general counsel EMEA and former European Councillor of Apple Computers. (3) Oba Nsugbe QC, Head at 3 Pump Court Chambers. Oba is one of the select band of lawyers who is both a QC and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Oba is a founder of the Carter Diversity Group that has brought together a number of organisations such as the Black Solicitors Network, the Society of Asian Lawyers and the Association of Muslim Lawyers to lobby on behalf of BME Groups in relation to the proposed Legal Aid Reforms. Oba is also the leading member of the British Nigeria Lawyers Forum. In addition to community work, Oba is top ranked in Chambers for his work within Health and Safety and Prosecution and has also been instructed in environmental law, insolvency, Directors disqualifications. Oba has sat on many professional boards including the Bar Council, Professional Conduct Committee and the Glidewell Committee on Judicial Appointments for Silks. Reply Link Laura Carstensen 20 November 2007 at 11:15 Gareth Pierce and Helena Kennedy Gareth Pierce obviously – reminding us that the rule of law is right up there with democracy and civil liberties as the marks of a civilised society and that to be a lawyer can be a noble calling; Helena Kennedy for keeping on with a feminist perspective in a period when to be a feminist (as I unashamedly am) is unfashionable but doing so in an irresistably intelligent and engaging way. Reply Link Anonymous 20 November 2007 at 11:19 hall of fame Lord Denning ….a man always ahead of his time who had a fundamental impact on developing the law for Everyman (and remembering the deserted wife’s equity) Everywoman. Reply Link Anonymous 20 November 2007 at 12:27 Hall of Fame nomination Geoffrey Voss QC. Obviously he is very eminent now in a whole variety of ways. He has transformed his own practise, and in some respects the reputation of the Chancery Bar, from something obscure and old fashioned to something modern and commercial. Reply Link Anonymous 29 November 2007 at 13:09 Hall of Fame Lord Mackay – The last proper lord chancellor we have had for 20 years Reply Link Good Grief What is the World Coming To !!!! 29 November 2007 at 13:45 ALLY McBEAL?????? Hardly!!! If ever there was a creature who was single handedly responsible for the diabolical myth that intelligent women can only work in a professional environment with a dizzy unfocussed mind merely by wearing a short skirt and setting her clutches on the married and/or senior partners in the firm, then she was it. Reply Link Anonymous 30 November 2007 at 09:56 Hall of Fame – Don’t forget ILEX! With their profile (and numbers) ever increasing how about acknowledging the role that Legal Executives have managed to carve out for themselves? Studying whilst working, often women returning to work with few formal qualifications, they have managed to build careers despite the many hurdles, lack of recognition and career advancement that has been on offer. In particular, Caroline Greathead, one of the founder members of the Solicitors for the Elderly. She has become recognised as a champion and leader in the fight for the protection of the rights of elderly clients. Working with organisations such as Age Concern, Alzheimer’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Downs Syndrome. She is a fine example to us all, demonstrating that at its core law should never be all about the money! Reply Link Brian Lee 10 December 2007 at 17:31 Sir Arthur Watts Simply the best Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.