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The latest edition of The Lawyer Hot 100 has been published and features Lord Pannick QC, recognising his critical role in what is described as “the Supreme Court case of the year, if not the decade” concerning Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament.

The latest edition of The Lawyer Hot 100 has been published and features Lord Pannick QC, recognising his critical role in what is described as “the Supreme Court case of the year, if not the decade” concerning Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament. The Lawyer Hot 100 seeks to recognise “the most innovative and creative lawyers” leading the profession in 2020 and also commends Lord Pannick’s involvement in several key commercial disputes.

The Lawyer’s full write-up states: 

“It was the Supreme Court case of the year, if not the decade; so naturally enough, the country’s best-known Supreme Court advocate was at the centre of it.
Having already come to intense public notice in the Article 50 case in January 2017, it was inevitable that Lord Pannick QC would be back in action for Miller 2. Miller’s original judicial review application was initially rejected in the High Court, but in a high-tension hearing viewed by 4.4 million people online, Pannick – with his strikingly relaxed and intimate delivery – persuaded the 11-strong panel that Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament for five weeks should be ruled unlawful.
While Pannick has reached quasi-celebrity status for public law cases, he has continued to be seriously in demand on commercial work, such as the Morrisons data protection case and the Box Clever pensions dispute.
In PrivatBank v Kolomoisky, Pannick – instructed by Hogan Lovells – successfully acted for PrivatBank when the court upheld a freeze on the assets of two Ukrainian oligarchs. The Lawyer’s 2017 Barrister of the Year makes a deserved return to the spotlight in 2020.”

The full list of the Hot 100 can be found here: https://www.thelawyer.com/event/lawyer-hot-100/.

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