As we embark on a bright new decade, our Hot 100 issue shines a spotlight on the 100 lawyers to keep abreast of during 2020. Elsewhere, we also rank the top 20 cases due before the courts this year; a feature which opens with a profile of thriving firm Stewarts as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. Other highlights of this issue include analysis of the legal climate in the Nordics and in Ireland, and crucial information on data management issues.