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The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2022: Professor Suzanne Rab combines a full-time practice as a Serle Court barrister with a second high-profile career as an academic

We are delighted to congratulate Professor Suzanne Rab who has been included in the Lawyer's Hot 100 list for 2022.  

Members of The Lawyer Hot 100 have just two things in common. The first is excellence and the second is relevance. In The Hot 100, talented young guns rub shoulders with eminent lawyers who have years of success behind them. What links those seasoned veterans with those at the start of their careers is that they are all of the present moment. The work they are doing is important NOW.

Professor Suzanne Rab combines a full-time practice as a barrister with a second high-profile career as an academic.

In the former line of work she advises some of the biggest international public institutions. She is helping Ofgem on net zero matters, has given advice to the Department of Health and Social Care on competition and subsidy issues relating to the ongoing public health crisis, and supported the Financial Conduct Authority on aspects of the UK’s withdrawl from the EU and the implementation of GDPR in the UK. She is also currently working on a claim on behalf of musicians against PRS For Music for abuse for dominance.

She is an esteemed academic, with tenure as a lecturer at Oxford, and is a professor of commercial law at Brunel. This year she will release a series of publications that explore matters as diverse as artificial intelligence and regulation, retained EU law after Brexit, the legal profession and education in the wake of Covid-19, and a first-of-its kind study of UK law students’ experiences of studying in a pandemic.

Rab was originally put off the barrister’s profession after being told it was the preserve of privileged white men. Instead, she trained at Slaughter and May and came to the Bar the long way round. Serle Court, her chambers, is very grateful that she did.

To read the Hot 100 list in full, please click here.