Hot 100 career quiz: WeWork’s Sarah Nelson Smith

“The most influential person in my career? A partner I once worked under. He was a bully, misogynistic, homophobic and racist,” says Sarah Nelson Smith.

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Revealed – The Hot 100 2019

Once again, The Lawyer’s Hot 100, in association with AlixPartners and LexisNexis, gathers together the standout lawyers in the UK over the past year.

Sarah Nelson Smith, WeWork

In early 2018, KFC’s European legal head Sarah Nelson Smith signed off an advert in which the brand apologised for its chicken shortage with “FCK, we’re sorry”. It was a hectic month for the fast-food retailer and its legal team, which had to deal with the distribution crisis that stopped its famous chicken reaching its […]

Peter Limbert, Fulham FC

Lawyers are by nature risk-averse individuals. When Peter Limbert’s employers were asked in advance of the 2018 play-off final whether promotion to the English Premier League would require an open-top bus parade through the streets, the offer was declined. Who wants to tempt fate like that? The football club’s promotion was the jewel in Fulham’s […]

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If you can’t tame your gorilla, take a clean shot

Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting big-game hunting here – the gorillas I’m referring to are the selfish stars inhabiting many law firms The legal gorilla usually claims to have a good practice, is one of the highest billers in the firm and likes everyone to know it, and treat him with respect and deference. He […]

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