Herbert Smith Freehills corporate partner Gillian Fairfield, Ashurst finance partner Ruth Harris and Eversheds Middle East managing partner Nasser Ali Khasawneh are amongst 8 legal representatives to have been shortlisted for Client Partner of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

The shortlist, revealed today, makes up the partners who got the most citations in Legal Week Intelligence’s annual Best Legal Adviser study, which this year canvassed the viewpoints of more than 750 general counsel and senior internal legal representatives.

The eight-strong line-up is completed by RPC industrial head Oliver Bray, who has made the shortlist for the 2nd year running; Shepherd & Wedderburn food and drink group head George Frier; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan disagreements partner Alex Gerbi; CMS monetary services partner Simon Morris; and Reed Smith energy and natural deposits group chair Kyri Evagora.


The winner will be revealed at this year’s British Legal Awards, which will occur at Finsbury Square on 24 November. Last year, the award was taken home by DLA Piper business partner Andrew Davies.

As welcoming basic counsel to name their favorite partners, the Best Legal Adviser study asks in-house attorneys to rate the firms they advise against a variety of requirements, including quality of legal advice, service shipment, and value included services.

The 2016 roster of top-performing law office will be called later this month in the Legal Week Intelligence Best Legal Adviser report.