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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Several vacant seats were left on the High Court bench following the elevation of five justices to the Court of Appeal earlier this month (see story). Today, the Queen gave her seal of approval for five High Court bench appointments (see story).
Brick Court’s Andrew Popplewell QC hails from thoroughbred stock: his father, Sir Oliver Popplewell, was an eminent judge who famously asked counsel what Linford Christie’s ’lunchbox’ was during a libel trial involving the athlete.
Popplewell joins the Queen’s Bench Division with Matrix Chambers’ Rabinder Singh QC.
A founding member of Matrix (see feature), Singh was always destined to go far. He gained prominence in 2004 when he represented Liberty in its fight against Government plans to introduce detention without trial.
And, of course, we predicted it on Monday (see story).
In The Lawyer on Monday: why London is still the arbitration capital of the world; how firms hold on to partners that want to resign; and why Quinn Emanuel is our international firm of the year.