In the 2024 edition of Legal 500, four of our junior members have been singled out for praise as rising stars. We are extremely proud of Robert Lassey, Laura Kaye, Helen Longworth and Jamie Hill, who we know will go from strength to strength. It is a reflection of 9SJS's passion to encourage growth from pupillage onwards and we look forward to seeing their careers skyrocket.
'Helen is a bright rising star. She quickly assimilates information and gets to the heart of the matter, her preparation is second-to-none, and her advocacy is punchy and persuasive. She fights her client's corner with skill and determination, whether defending or prosecuting.'
'Laura is very knowledgeable, always prepared, and builds great relationships with the client. Her advocacy style is strong, well-thought out, and always comes across well at tribunals; she is a go-to barrister.'
'One of Robert's strengths is getting to the crux of complex issues and claims quickly. He is also very good with the clients, and he is not afraid to tackle the weaknesses of a claim, but in a way the client can understand and can then go on to make an informed choice regarding assessment of risk.'
'Jamie is calm and technically astute. He has an eye for detail, is adept at making clients and instructing solicitors feel at ease, and he is an unassuming advocate who gets results.'