28 January, 2020

Aidan O’Neill QC featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100

Ampersand’s Aidan O’Neill QC is featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 list published today. The prestigious list – from leading UK legal magazine The Lawyer – celebrates the work of the top 100 lawyers in the UK from private practice, in-house and the Bar. The list, which is published annually, recognises extraordinary lawyers who have completed ground-breaking work in the past 12 months.

Aidan’s involvement in “the biggest Brexit-related cases” has been recognised by The Lawyer Hot 100. Aidan was victorious back in December 2018 before the Full Court (25 judges) of the European Court of Justice in the case of Wightman, to decide whether Article 50 could be revoked. He also successfully appeared before the 11-judge bench of the UK Supreme Court in September 2019 in the case of Miller 2/Cherry representing Joanna Cherry QC where he unanimously persuaded it uphold the ruling of the Inner House of the Court of Session regarding Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament. The Lawyer commented: “While Brexit had been burning in the backs of everyone’s minds during 2019, Aidan O’Neill QC was holding the torch at the front.”

The full article is available here (paywall).

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