Revealed: The Hot 100 2018

Once again, The Lawyer’s Hot 100 gathers together the standout lawyers in the UK over the past year – the most daring, innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practice and the Bar.

 

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Kerry Westland, Addleshaw Goddard

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It’s testament to Kerry Westland’s work, and Addleshaw Goddard’s approach to law, that most of the roles she has had with the firm didn’t exist before she filled them. The role Westland is in now – head of innovation & legal technology – didn’t exist a year ago and it’s anyone’s guess which one she’ll […]

Natasha Rees, Forsters, litigation, Hot 100

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Forsters partner Natasha Rees is celebrating her tenth year, and her most successful so far, with the firm. Real estate clients Her client roster features some of the biggest and most prestigious names in real estate. These include the Crown Estate, Phillimore Estate, the Corporation of Trinity House, Aviva, BA Pensions and the London Sephardi Trust. […]

Mary Geraghty, Starbucks

Geraghty, Mary – Starbucks

Mary Geraghty is a builder. At Arcadia Group as group general counsel she grew its legal team from a single lawyer to 10, aligning it to support the international expansion of the brand. Flagship project This experience is serving her well in her new role; effectively she is now doing the same thing for Starbucks, […]

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Jones QC, Sean – 11KBW

Outside the courtroom 11KBW employment and sports silk Sean Jones QC is one of the legal world’s most eminent Twitterati. Inside, he worked on a series of landmark cases in what was a challenging year. In one of his biggest successes (acting alongside barrister Amy Rogers, also of 11KBW), Jones won a landmark Supreme Court […]

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