Assistant director of law, Islington Council, London
Louise Whitfield represented straight partners who challenged ban on opposite-sex couples entering civil partnerships.
Liz Dux represented eight of alleged victims of child sexual offences.
Maria Theodoulou acted for Carl Wood, who denied being involved in the Easter heist.
Jonathan Black acted for Michael Halliday, who faced trial in emirate where homosexuality is illegal.
Sheldon Fagelman acted for Carol Ravenscoft, who sued the retailer after she suffered arm injuries.