Latham, Freshfields and Stephenson Harwood lawyers take silk in 119-strong QC round

QC selection panel chair voices concern over number of female applicants with women making up 27% of new silks

Lawyers from Latham & Watkins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Stephenson Harwood are among 119 new QCs to have been appointed in this year’s silk round.

Five solicitor-advocates from private practice have made the grade, including the global co-chair of Latham’s international arbitration practice, Sophie Lamb and former co-chair of the practice, Philip Clifford.

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