Latham & Watkins duo among five new solicitor-advocate QCs

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Dec 22, 2017
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Sophie Lamb and Philip Clifford are among a select group of solicitors made silks

Two lawyers at the City of London office of one of the US’s biggest law firms were among five solicitor-advocates to be awarded Queen’s Counsel status, it was announced yesterday.

Sophie Lamb is joint global chairwoman of the international arbitration practice at Latham & Watkin’s Square Mile office, and Philip Clifford is its former joint global chairman. They joined Reza Mohtashami, a partner at City “magic circle” law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Louis Flannery, the head of international arbitration at Stephenson Harwood, and Imran Khan, a founding partner of the London crime specialist law firm Imran Khan & Partners, as the latest small band of solicitors to take silk.

Indeed, solicitor-advocate promotions to silk were one down on last year, when six were elevated. The vast majority of silk promotions went to barristers, with 114 making the grade this year.

Janet Legrand, a partner at the London office of transatlantic law firm DLA Piper and the chairwoman of the trustee board of the Children’s Society, was made an honorary silk.

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