TL 26 January 2015


The Hot 100 2015: Corporate

In association with Fox Rodney, Saunderson House and Thomson Reuters Zoë Ashcroft, Winston & Strawn Winston & Strawn’s Zoë Ashcroft is one of the founding partners of the firm’s London office and has led the business and finance practice since helping to establish it over a decade ago. Carving out a niche for herself in a […]


The Hot 100 2015: Finance

In association with Fox Rodney, Saunderson House and Thomson Reuters Melissa Butler, White & Case White & Case capital markets partner Melissa Butler spent 2014 advising on several groundbreaking deals in sub-Saharan Africa. Instrumental in growing the firm’s Africa practice, she has advised on every public bond by a Nigerian financial institution since 2007 and this […]


The Hot 100 2015: Litigation

In association with Fox Rodney, Saunderson House and Thomson Reuters Ruth Badrick, Brahams Dutt Badrick French It has been a whirlwind couple of years for Brahams Dutt Badrick French (BDBF) litigation partner Ruth Badrick, who is a founding partner of the employment boutique that launched in 2012. In May she was elected chair of the […]


The Hot 100 2015: IP/IT

In association with Fox Rodney, Saunderson House and Thomson Reuters Dominic Dryden, Olswang Olswang’s head of sourcing Dominic Dryden secured the firm’s reappointment to BP’s core panel and advised on a number of market-defining transactions over the course of 2014. The relationship partner for one-third of the firm’s FTSE 100 clients, which include BAE Systems, […]


The Hot 100 2015: Energy, real estate and infrastructure

In association with Fox Rodney, Saunderson House and Thomson Reuters Leona Ahmed, Addleshaw Goddard Leona Ahmed leads Addleshaw Goddard’s real estate practice and is an experienced and key adviser to a number of high-profile UK and foreign investors. As a funds specialist, she is responsible for key clients such as Threadneedle, Zurich, F&C Reit and […]


The Hot 100 2015: Leaders

In association with Fox Rodney, Saunderson House and Thomson Reuters David Bott, Bott & Co As Lord Justice Jackson’s civil litigation costs reforms took hold, personal injury firms across the UK felt the bite. Manchester-based Bott & Co was no exception but instead of bemoaning the cuts, senior partner David Bott led a complete reinvention […]


The Hot 100 2015: In-house

In association with Fox Rodney, Saunderson House and Thomson Reuters Mark Amsden, Morrisons Morrisons general counsel Mark Amsden, who joined from Addleshaw Goddard in 2013, has expanded the supermarket’s legal functions to support the business in a challenging retail environment. This included refashioning the team’s roles to allow in-house lawyers to take on risk identification […]


The Hot 100 2015: Family and private client

Julian Ribet, Levison Meltzer Pigott Nominated by a multitude of peers, Levison Meltzer Pigott partner Julian Ribet is one of a handful of specialist family law arbitrators in the country, spearheading the newly created Institute of Family Law Arbitrators. The institute was set up by a number of family law and arbitration groups to promote […]


The Hot 100 2015: The bar

Laying the groundwork for an Ebola vaccine, throwing a lifeline to British manufacturing and holding Government to account for exceeded pollution limits – some of the inspirational stunts pulled off by this year’s A-listers. Richard Boulton QC, One Essex Court Richard Boulton QC is One Essex Court’s marathon man. In 2014, he survived five gruelling […]

David Isaac

After the easy fixes, what next for diversity?

Law is in the vanguard of change when it comes to promoting diversity in the workplace, but much remains to be done in the office and beyond. There is much for the legal profession to celebrate in this year’s Stonewall Top 100 employers list. Taken as a whole, the legal and professional services sector is […]


From In-house Counsel to Business Partner: Gaining a voice in the boardroom

A strong theme at The Lawyer’s recent event was how GCs can gain influence in the boardroom beyond their legal role by taking a twin-track development route. In the course of our everyday work at PwC, we frequently have conversations with general counsel about their role and standing in their organisations. And we find that […]


GC2B: Passing on the baton to the next generation of GCs

What legacy will be left by the leading GCs of today? Experienced GCs know how fast time flies – but what happens next when they hang up their running shoes? What will stand out when they look back at their successes and what things would they have done differently? What advice springs to mind for […]

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