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Plenty of renaissance men and proto-rainmakers knocking around this year. Among the individuals to stand out is Lovells’ Magnus Burrough, who typifies the increasingly rare breed of lawyer who attempts to make a genuine contribution to their practice area beyond billing. In Burrough’s case, this meant advising a number of high profile industrial clients on upcoming corporate manslaughter laws, an area in which he has led much of the policy debate. Burrough has also been active on the pro bono front, advising a charity established to assist bereaved relatives on a Government consultation. The qualified barrister also finds time to appear regularly as a solicitor advocate.

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