Field Fisher lawyers freed from Mumbai terror ordeal

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    Yes he is talking about it on this site because the audience are lawyers and it's called 'news' and it's something that needs to be talked about, so we can put a stop to these terrorists in whatever which way we can!

    To the Lawyers that are embarrassed to be lawyers because of this story, well you should be embarrassed to be yourself because I don't think you'd be any where near as brave! now do some work!!

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  • I dont agree

    Is work really that important, when people are being shot around you, why would you feel the need to attend a board meeting and to be “in control” of your “own space” - is that supposed to impress...

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  • Am I being thick?

    Where is there any mention of the Today programme in this story?

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  • FFW

    I used to work with the guy. Make no mistake he knew EXACTLY what he was doing when he was name checking the firm.

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  • Anonymous

    It's not so much what he did but the way he trumpeted victoriously the fact that he was " in control of his own space " as if he had, at great risk and with personal courage, somehow managed to thwart the terrorists. It is that statement above all else which makes him look so very bad. The true heroes never make statements, or at least not vapid ones like like Abell's.

    Jamie's comment is different - he doesn't make statements. He is simply telling his terrible story.

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  • Who are you to criticize ?

    In typical lawyer fashion people look to criticize when they should show empathy and support to a fellow lawyer caught in a life threatening scenario. Who are you to judge someone like Mark Abell when you have probably never even had to fear for your life before. Go home and get a life.

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  • Mumbai solicitor

    I heard the interview with James Naughtie on Radio 4 this morning and thought that Mr Abell did his profession proud;he recounted events calmly and professionally and praised the fortitude and courage of the hotel staff and emergency services despite being clearly overwrought by the horrific events.

    I'd like to think that I could have been as professional as he was in all the circumstances but I doubt it.

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  • Mark Abell

    I was so shocked to see that Mark was caught in the Mumbai terror attacks. I met Mark once at the INTA meeting in San Antonio, Texas, USA and I was impressed with his tremendous sense of humour- Mark remember the Alamo! I am therefore not surprised that he was able to cope with his ordeal with such resiliance. As we say in Jamaica "Walk good Mark!".

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  • Channel 4 News Interview

    Did anyone watch the Channel 4 News interview last night? It was about 3 minutes long, and Channel 4 News plastered across the screen for the entire 3 minutes "MARK ABELL, PARTNER, FIELD FISHER WATERHOUSE". Yes it is shameless promotion. I can't think of many people I know who would use such a horrible event to promote their firm. Read/watch the interviews of other hostages and you will see that they do not think it appropriate to say "hey by the way I work for X, X does a lot of work in India".

    As for conducting a board meeting from his hotel room, how sad. I would be on the phone to my family for the entire time. But then I might not win as much work for my firm if I did that.

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  • Oh Dear

    On the radio again this morning, and only four (or five) mentions of FFW. He's a lawyer, making decisions and solving problems is what he does. Advising on IP issues / surviving terrorist acts - all in a days work ... couldn't believe it.

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