The Lawyer Awards: best of the best

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  • I would recommend very highly Dominic Bacon as in-house lawyer of the year. I have worked with him since 1994 and think he is an excellent lawyer.

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  • At the risk of starting some kind of bandwagon (!), I guess I would agree with the comment about Dominic. I am not particularly familiar with the other candidates, but I have worked with Dominic both when at Gulf International Band and now at CMC, and have always found him to be refreshingly straightforward and to the point. As an inhouse lawyer, I think he steers the perfect line between getting the law right and taking the wider commercial/legal view. A perfect consiglierie for the Board, I would imagine.

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  • I have worked with Dominic Bacon on a number of key deals over 2007-9 and the level of informed opinion and key initiatives that he utilised has aided key commercial deals to come to fruition. His insight is invaluable in today's challenging economic climate

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  • Everyone loves Dominic Bacon!! Woop!

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  • I have no knowledge of Dominic Bacon - but I agree with everyone else - and perhaps he can solve the credit crunch too.

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  • I support Martin Hirst. Never heard of the other candidates.

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  • I have known and worked with the legend that is Martin Hirst for many years. There is no competition for this award, surely? Better to have the full breakfast than simply the rashers from the sandwich.

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  • Martin Hirst has my vote.

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  • Whilst I have worked with both Dominic and Martin, I appear to be the only 1! I have to say that I found Martin's off the wall sense of humour more encapsulating. What Martin manages to combine is black letter law with charisma, charm and wit.

    Martin has managed to keep a smile in otherwise inclement economic times and has been a rock. He is totally dependable and never looks for excuses. He is a consummate professional with an even larger appetite for life.

    I hope he wins as he deserves the recogntion.

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  • sounds like quite a lot of brown nosing the boss going on at CMC Markets!

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