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Revealed: The Hot 100 2021

Members of The Lawyer Hot 100 have just two things in common. The first is excellence. Every year, our Hot 100 covers an incredibly diverse mix of legal professionals: scrappers from the rough and tumble of criminal law; sharp-suited corporate dealmakers; intellectuals and silver-tongued advocates from barristers’ profession; the in-house counsel with the ear of […]


Clifford Chance votes on further lockstep reform

Clifford Chance‘s partnership has voted on a proposal to alter the firm’s lockstep system, The Lawyer has learnt, the first such reform to be agreed in years. Sources said the firm is likely to double the number of points included in its lockstep. In the past few weeks, the partnership has accepted to extend the […]

‘Technical excellence won’t be king anymore’

In this latest 60-second interview, Peerpoint MD Carolyn Aldous talks to The Lawyer about changes to the legal market, trends in legal consulting and what successful legal teams will look like in the future. Has the pandemic changed your approach to the legal market? Our key values have stayed the same, but we’ve had to […]

Barrister of the week: Brick Court’s Georgina Petrova

The High Court’s recent decision to throw out a tussle between two of Russia’s biggest banks, Sberbank and VTB, saw Georgina Petrova act one last time alongside her Debevoise colleagues before a move back to the Bar. The dispute centred around VTB’s $300m conspiracy claim, which alleged it had suffered huge losses after Sberbank conspired […]