27 January 2015

Law firms snubbed by Debrett's listing of most influential lawyers

Amal Clooney has made it onto the Debretts List

Only two lawyers in law firms get a mention in the Debrett's listing of the 500 most influential people in Great Britain - as the 250-year old guide appears to view barristers, including the new Amal Clooney, as the greater wielders of power.

Penelope Warne, senior partner of CMS Cameron McKenna, and Charlie Jacobs, co-head of the Linklaters mining group, are the only two people working in law firms to be mentioned in the 2015 listing of influential lawyers. The listing runs to 20 people and forms part of the full listing of 500 people across a broad range of sectors from art to business. 

Inspiration

Mr Jacobs is described as a 'prominent transaction lawyer'.  Ms Warne is described as possessing 'the influence and inspiration to improve female representation in the industry'.  The other lawyers are barristers, judges and campaigners. Amal Clooney, newly-married to actor George Clooney, is described as 'one of the most influential human rights lawyers of her generation'. Source: Debretts