The Hot 100 2008

Credit crunch or not, hundreds of the legal profession’s movers and shakers came out to quaff champagne and celebrate at The Royal Exchange for The Lawyer’s Hot 100 party

1. Steve Hoare, The Lawyer; David Barnes, 39 Essex St; Adrian Hughes QC, 39 Essex St 2. Clive Seddon, Pinsent Masons 3. Lesley Wan, Lloyds TSB 4. Peter Bloxham; Terry Fleet, James George, Nabarro 5. Chris Carroll, Travers Smith; Simon Whitney, SJ Berwin 6. Robert McCallough, Pinsent Masons 7. Michael Napier, Irwin Mitchell; Neil Kinsella, Russell Jones & Walker; Libby Child, The Lawyer 8. Jacqueline Hill, Gazprom Marketing & Trading 9. Simon Davis, Clifford Chance 10. The Royal Exchange 11. Michael Burd, Lewis Silkin; Anna Mitchell, Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer 12. Charles Martin, Macfarlanes; Charlie Geffen, Ashurst 13. Stephen Ball, Mourant du Feu & Jeune; Maurice Allen, Tim Jeveons, Peter Epp, White & Case; Dominic Bacon, CMC Markets 14. Stephen Ball, Mourant du Feu & Jeune 15. Guy Norman, Clifford Chance; Margaret Taylor, The Lawyer 16. Stephen Gillespie, Neel Sachdev, Kirkland & Ellis 17. David Barnes, 39 Essex St 18. Michael Webster, Webster Dixon; John Bennett, Berwin Leighton Paisner 19. Tim Hailes, JPMorgan; David Isaac, Pinsent Masons 20. Catrin Griffiths, The Lawyer; Chris Carroll, Travers Smith 21. Jonathan Wood, Weil Gotshal & Manges 22. Moira Gilmour, Denise Sexton, Michael Chissick, Field Fisher Waterhouse 23. James Pollock, Simmons & Simmons 24. Miriam Gonzalez, Mike Pullen, Lillian Sanderson, DLA Piper 25. Duncan Stiles, Ashurst; Ian Bagshaw, Linklaters 26. Stephen Finch, Salans; Moira Gilmour, Field Fisher Watehouse 27. Louise Restell, Russell Jones & Walker 28. Catherine Regan, RGA International 29. Karen Dillon, Harvard Business Review; Guy Norman, Clifford Chance; Geoffrey Howe, Nationwide Building Society 30. Peter Crossley, Hammonds; Ronnie Fox, Fox Lawyers 31. Philip Wood, Allen & Overy; Simon Gleeson, Clifford Chance 32. Leonie Fleming, Royal Bank of Scotland; Geoffrey Green, Ashurst 33. Susan Bright, Lovells 34. Robbie Owen, Bircham Dyson Bell 35. Liz Vernon, Clintons; Monica Burch, Addleshaw Goddard 36. Charlie Jacobs, Linklaters; Simon Hodson, Beachcroft 37. Sajid Hussein, Bank of America; David Morley, Allen & Overy 38. Eva Bishop, Coca-Cola Enterprises 39. Marco Compagnoni, Weil Gotshal & Manges; Charlie Geffen, Ashurst; Catrin Griffiths, The Lawyer; Adam Signy, Clifford Chance; Adrian Clark, Ashurst; Charles Martin, Macfarlanes 40. Frances Murphy, Slaughter and May 41. Richard Susskind, consultant#To hear predictions for 2008 from guests at the party, including David Morley of Allen & Overy and Neil Kinsella of Russell Jones & Walker, download The Lawyer Podcast from iTunes or www.thelawyerpodcast.com