Legal Business

Rising Star: Alison Smith, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Key clients: Anheuser-Busch InBev, Tesco, Smiths Group

Partner since 2015

As a teenager I was desperate to be a criminal defence barrister. I did work experience with a barrister when I was 16 and loved it. At some point after becoming more educated about the profession, I wanted to work as part of a big deal team.