Lawyers with influence


Chairman of the Bar, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, was among 20 lawyers who made it onto the list of the 500 most influential people in Britain. Compiled by Debrett’s and published in TheSunday Times, it included all holders of the top judicial posts, a smattering of other judges and the attorney general and solicitor general. Liberty director Shami Chakrabati, director of public prosecutions Alison Saunders, and Dame Lowell Goddard, leading the child abuse enquiry, also made it, along with Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, and Amnesty International’s secretary general Salil Shetty.

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