Lawyers awarded New Year Honours

Payne Hicks Beach partner Fiona Shackleton (left), who handled Prince Charles’s divorce, heads the list of lawyers honoured in the New Year Honours List. Shackleton was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order. Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for South Wales Huw Heycock received a CBE, while former Chief Crown Prosecutor for Suffolk Christopher Yule and Crown Prosecutor Yvonne Moreno received OBEs. Collyer-Bristow consultant Clive Woolf, British Institute of Human Rights ex-director Sarah Cooke, University of Essex professor of law Françoise Hampson, Scottish Legal Aid Board member Margaret Scanlan and Swansea land registrar Graham Hughes also received OBEs. London School of Economics law course administrator Susan Hunt received an MBE, while Robin Knowles QC of 3/4 South Square received a CBE for pro bono work.