The most eagerly-anticipated list of the year is here: The Lawyer Hot 100 2024. Each year, it is our privilege to talk to the UK’s most adventurous, most innovative and most dynamic lawyers. They encompass barristers, private practice solicitors and in-house lawyers, of all ages, from Brighton to Birmingham and beyond.

This year’s crop of Hotties are as outstanding as ever. In this year of change, the few within the sector who truly understand artificial intelligence feature prominently. And importantly, the list includes lawyers who are doing the most to shepherd the profession’s response towards addressing the climate crisis with real action, not just greenwashing. You’ll also spot champions for the underdog, leaders who have taken their organisations through the toughest of challenges, plus a qualified doctor who still works as a GP on the weekends.

This company of stars have all shown their worth in the last 12 months, but the experience gained from decades of compiling the Hot 100 and following the careers of its former members tells us one thing: the names you see on the list today will be the ones shaping the legal profession for many years to come.