Profiles

Maria Ludkin, GMB

Hot 100 career quiz: Maria Ludkin

Name: Maria Ludkin Position: Chief Counsel Organisation: WaveOptics (formerly at GMB) In Hot 100 for: As GMB’s head of legal, fighting valiantly for workers’ rights. Read her full Hot 100 profile here. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? My supervising partner having early confidence in me and giving me my own cases to work on. I […]

Hot 100 career quiz: Daniel Brook

Name: Daniel Brook Firm: Hogan Lovells Position: Partner Trained at: Hogan Lovells In Hot 100 for: Eli Lilly’s landmark patent trial against Actavis. Read his full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? I was a trainee at Hogan Lovells. During one of my seats, my supervisor gave me a model London […]

May Smith, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hot 100 career quiz: May Smith

Name: May Smith Firm: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Position: Partner  Trained at: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer In Hot 100 for: Newly promoted partner tipped for greatness. Read her full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? It all remains pretty vivid. On the work side, a great variety of interesting work in areas of […]

Katherine Moir, Clifford Chance

Hot 100 Career Quiz: Katherine Moir

Name: Katherine Moir Firm: Clifford Chance Position: Partner Trained at: Macfarlanes In Hot 100 for: Work on complex transactions, particularly in relation to listed plcs. Read her full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Doing my first deal as lead executive while on secondment at 3i. The deal value was […]

Karon Monaghan QC, Matrix Chambers

Hot 100 career quiz: Karon Monaghan QC

Name: Karon Monaghan QC Position: Barrister Firm: Matrix Chambers In Hot 100 for: Work for Unison against the Government in its four-year battle over Employment Tribunal fees. Read her full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a pupil? My most vivid memory of being a pupil? Confronting my pupil supervisor about his requirement that […]

The Hot 100 Career Quiz: Justine Campbell

Name: Justine Campbell Organisation: Centrica Position: Deputy Group General Counsel Trained at: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer In Hot 100 for: Transforming Centrica’s legal function. Read her full Hot 100 entry. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Almost losing a EU Merger notification document – Form CO – in Heathrow airport. In 1993 we had […]

Roger Barron Linklaters

Hot 100 career quiz: Roger Barron

Name: Roger Barron Position: Partner Firm: Paul Hastings In Hot 100 for: More mega-deals for long-standing client National Grid. Read his full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee/pupil? I was a trainee in the early 1990s and the main memories are of being allowed great responsibility on deals – sometimes […]

Rebecca Ferguson, Gordon Dadds

Hot 100 career quiz: Rebecca Ferguson

Name: Rebecca Ferguson Position: Partner Firm: Gordon Dadds Trained at: Clifford Chance In Hot 100 for: Helping Gordon Dadds float on AIM. Read her full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? I remember the very early days of being a trainee when the days in the office seemed incredibly intense […]

Chris Whiteley, Trethowans

Hot 100 career quiz: Chris Whiteley

Name: Chris Whiteley Position: Managing partner Firm: Trethowans In Hot 100 for: Leading Trethowans to bumper financial results last year. Read his full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee?  I recall being asked to serve a Bankruptcy Notice as I happened to live near the person being made bankrupt. They […]

Amy Jacks, DLA Piper

Hot 100 career quiz: Amy Jacks

Name: Amy Jacks Firm: DLA Piper Position: ‎Partner Trained at: DLA In Hot 100 for: Rising through the ranks to play a pivotal role in the development of DLA Piper’s core financial sector team. Read her full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee/pupil? Being sent out on site shortly […]

Kiran Bhogal Hill Dickinson

Hot 100 career quiz: Kiran Bhogal

Name: Kiran Bhogal Firm: Hill Dickinson Position: ‎Partner In Hot 100 for: Successfully building Hill Dickinson’s health practice. Read her full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Being told how to break into centrally locked cars while interviewing a client in Armley prison – thankfully not had to put this […]

Vicky Sandry, Sky UK and Ireland

Hot 100 career quiz: Vicky Sandry

Name: Vicky Sandry Organisation: Sky Position: General counsel Trained at: McKenna & Co In Hot 100 for: A series of successful innovations in the legal team at Sky. Read her full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? I was a trainee at what was then McKenna & Co, and I […]

Olga Galazoula, Ashurst

Hot 100 career quiz: Olga Galazoula

Name: Olga Galazoula Firm: Ashurst Position: Partner In Hot 100 for: Work on the high-profile administration of Bell Pottinger. Read her full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? I actually trained in Athens and the most memorable bit about my time there was the sheer variety of work that I […]

Richard Millett QC, Essex Court Chambers

The Hot 100 career quiz: Richard Millett QC

Name: Richard Millett QC Chambers: Essex Court Chambers Position: Barrister  In Hot 100 for: Acting as leading counsel in the independent inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower. Read his full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a pupil? Putting my pupilmaster’s leader’s cross-examination notes into a ring binder backwards, so that […]

Deborah D'Aubney, Rolls Royce

The Hot 100 career quiz: Deborah D’Aubney

Name: Deborah D’Aubney Organisation: Rolls Royce Position: General counsel In Hot 100 for: Taking on the challenge of transforming the company’s internal legal function. Read her full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? I was once sent to do a site visit with counsel. In the days before sat nav I […]

Michael Roberts, Hogan Lovells, litigation, Hot 100

Hot 100 career quiz: Michael Roberts

Name: Michael Roberts Firm: Hogan Lovells Position: Partner In Hot 100 for: Star litigator on landmark cases in 2017 and 2018. Read his full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Being sent at the last minute to get a document signed by a client who was skiing in Verbier. […]

Kerry Westland, Addleshaw Goddard

The Hot 100 career quiz: Kerry Westland

Name: Kerry Westland Firm: Addleshaw Goddard Position: Head of Innovation & Legal Technology Trained at: Addleshaw Goddard In Hot 100 for: Being Addleshaw Goddard’s ‘secret weapon’ of a legal technologist. Read her full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? For me it was attending my first pitch. It was for a client that […]

GC Strategy Summit 2018

GC2B: Managing external and internal legal teams in a global world

At The Lawyer‘s recent General Counsel Strategy Summit, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BLCP) hosted a round table on the topic ‘managing external and internal legal teams in a global world’, talking about the shaping of legal resources to business objectives, structures and diversity. BCLP partners Jonathan Morris & Rémy Blain led nine senior in-house lawyers […]

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My career story: “I left law to become a poet”

Mona Arshi is a prize-winning poet and former human rights lawyer. She recently won the Forward prize for best first collection.  You began your training contract at JR Jones in the same week that Doreen and Neville Lawrence instructed the firm on the murder of their son Stephen. How did that time influence the rest […]

Deborah Grimason

My career story: Travis Perkins general counsel Deborah Grimason

Travis Perkins general counsel Deborah Grimason grew up around business – though she’d be the first to admit that her father’s bakery delivery business in rural Northern Ireland was a far cry from the FTSE 100 company she now guides through legal minefields. Grimason knew two things growing up: that she wanted to enter a profession […]

David Patient

My career story: “I moved into management”

Travers Smith’s David Patient gives his advice for those moving into a management role. Was moving into a management position always a career objective for you? It has certainly not always been a career objective for me, but something that evolved over time. I had the good fortune to have the opportunity to open our […]

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