Five partners from firms including Clyde & Co, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and Herbert Smith Freehills are among 114 new QCs appointed in this year’s silk round.

Private practice partners who made the grade include two Freshfields partners: solicitor Nigel Blackaby and barrister Noah Rubins and Clyde & Co partner Sapna Jhangiani. Jhangiani is the only female solicitor advocate to have made silk in this year’s round and has been a partner at Clydes for six years, based in its Singapore office.