Call for 'Hall of Fame'

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    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.

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Jonathan Blake for hall of fame

    Jonathan Blake - legend in the Private Equity market.

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  • 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.

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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