Hot 100 Litigators 2018

Kirsten Massey, Herbert Smith Freehills

Massey, Kirsten – Herbert Smith Freehills

Litigator Kirsten Massey’s hunger for big-ticket, international work took her all the way from New Zealand to London. She took a risk leaving local firm Russell McVeagh for Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and was told to expect a dial-down in work. That didn’t happen – instead, she landed herself the most senior role on the […]

Ros Prince, Hot 100

Prince, Ros – Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood litigation partner Ros Prince’s role on a growing number of significant cases is gaining her a reputation as a rising star in the fraud arena. They also contributed towards her being made joint head of fraud and joint head of the firm’s Russia/CIS team in 2017. That’s good going for only a second-year partner. […]

Rod Freeman, Cooley

Freeman, Rod – Cooley

Product liability lawyer Rod Freeman’s move from Hogan Lovells to Cooley was more than just your average lateral hire. By joining one of the world’s top technology-focused firms, Freeman was offering a glimpse into the future. How so? Partly because while Cooley is a relatively new player in Europe, as a tech firm through and […]

Trevor Griffith, Sharpe Pritchard

Griffiths, Trevor – Sharpe Pritchard

Sharpe Pritchard partner Trevor Griffiths was propelled into the limelight in 2017 following the much-reported school attendance and holidays in term time case. Judicial review expertise Isle of Wight Council v Platt was expedited to the Supreme Court in January 2017. From there the debate turned on the definition of ‘regular’ attendance at school. Griffiths, […]

Anna Cook, Bristows

Cook, Anna – Bristows

2017 was a big year for Bristows litigation partner Anna Cook, who joined the IP specialist from RPC in August 2016. Indeed, Cook has made a serious impression at her new firm over the past 18 months, notably working on one of last year’s largest advertising technology cases along with numerous smaller disputes for long-term […]

Daniel Brook, pharma litigation, Hogan Lovells

Brook, Daniel – Hogan Lovells

As a former chemistry student, Hogan Lovells IP partner Daniel Brook has honed his legal and science knowledge to become indispensable to several of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies looking to safeguard their products. One of the most important judgments last year was Eli Lilly’s landmark patent trial against pharmaceutical rival Actavis. Brook took the […]

Darren Roiser, King & Wood Mallesons, litigation, Hot 100

Roiser, Darren – King & Wood Mallesons

It was King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) litigation partner Darren Roiser who came up with idea of a ‘hardship fund’ for those hardest hit by the collapse of the European in January 2017. As a result, people on sick or maternity leave, or in relatively low paid roles, received financial support. Roiser had been promoted […]

David Stone, Allen & Overy, corporate litigation, Hot 100

Stone, David – Allen & Overy

David Stone joined Allen & Overy (A&O) from Simmons & Simmons just over a year ago. In that time he has helped complete the magic circle firm’s international IP offering, particularly regarding trademark litigation. Under his leadership as global head of brands, A&O has also become the only magic circle firm to set up a […]

Sam Longworth, Stewarts Law

Longworth, Sam – Stewarts

As one of the youngest equity partners at Stewarts, Sam Longworth is fast cementing his reputation as a go-to name in high-stakes divorce claims. From high-net-worth to not-for-profit Acting for clients whose assets run into the billions, Longworth has developed a high-net-worth client base comprised of international families and the City’s power players. However, one […]

Emma Jordan, Taylor Wessing

Jordan, Emma – Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing private client partner Emma Jordan has built up an impressive record of precedent-setting cases in her contentious trusts practice. When she joined the firm from legacy Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (now Gowling WLG) two years ago, she added a new international and offshore focus to Taylor Wessing’s existing private client group and […]

Cathie Fergal Clyde-Co

Cathie, Fergal – Clyde & Co

Clyde & Co partner Fergal Cathie has over 20 years’ experience in the professional liability space and, in that time, has become the go-to lawyer for law firms accused of professional negligence. In 2013, Cathie successfully defended Morrison & Foerster in a £1.4m claim; then, in 2015, he also achieved a settlement for Fried Frank […]

Kiran Bhogal Hill Dickinson

Bhogal, Kiran – Hill Dickinson

After arriving from Weightmans in January 2016, Kiran Bhogal was given the remit of creating a health practice of note within Hill Dickinson. Two years on from her arrival, she is doing just that. A steady 2016 became an excellent 2017 involving a landmark case taken to the Supreme Court, N v ACCG, and chairing […]