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Blackstone Chambers’ Michael Beloff QC has agreed to help Great Britain’s rhythmic gymnasts fight their exclusion from the Olympics, after they got their ribbons in a twist and failed to score enough points to qualify for the games.
Michael Beloff QC
Fingers crossed the team hasn’t invested too much of its hopes in the legal action, though. This hasn’t been a great week for speculative appeals. On Wednesday a trio of Court of Appeal judges, led by Master of the Rolls Lord Neuberger, slapped down Occupy London Stock Exchange’s last-gasp attempt to keep its St Paul’s camp.
In other news, Mishcon de Reya has launched a new business (not an ABS, mind) targeting high-net-worth individuals and wealthy families.
The firm will also offer concierge services to wealthy clients - an extension of the business Mishcon launched in 2010 with Quintessentially - which sits nicely with its guide to divorcing with decorum, which it launched in conjunction with Debrett’s last month. Slaughters might have the prestige, but no one does posh quite like Mishcon.