Field Fisher lawyers freed from Mumbai terror ordeal

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  • Be careful

    I think all those sitting in judgment of this guy should just consider how they would react in a similar situation. The truth is nobody really knows how they are going to react and it is very easy to judge from the comfort of an arm chair.

    A Singaporean solicitor working with Stephenson Harwood lost her life. She was only 28. Perhaps the energy being spent condemning Mr Abell would be better used reflecting on the loss of that young lady and the many others - lawyers or not.

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  • WHAT?!

    Where has all this stuff about Radio 4 come from? The story above doesn't mention Radio 4!

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  • Mark Abell

    Yes Mark was brave but it is completely inappropriate to milk publicity for his firm and himself out of this tragedy. 180 people have lost their lives, and 180 families are grieving, for goodness sake.



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  • Cringe

    This morning, as I heard the interview on Radio 4, I had to bury myself under a pillow, I was cringing so much about the shameless self promotion of his firm.

    I am a lawyer, and I am pretty sure that legal training teaches you nothing about surviving terrorist attacks (unless they have specific courses at FFW). No doubt his was a terrible experience, but his exploitation is shameful.

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  • But who is the one exception?

    There is another interesting story lurking here. He was very careful to say: "Everybody - except perhaps for one person - was there supporting me". Who is this one person? What did he/she do to show he/she did not support him? What would have induced such nastiness?

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  • Mark Abell

    As a former PA of FFW and someone who has worked under Mark Abell (and put up with his arrogance) I would just like to say that, whilst, I wish no harm on him (after all he is a family man), the thought of him cowering behind closed doors brought a smile to my face

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  • Mark Abell

    Whilst I understand that Mark Abell has been through a horrific experience his self-promotion through the media disgusts me.

    When he was led out of the Oberoi with the other guests most of them walked away simply relieved to be safe and free. But not Mark - he insisted in coming over to the media and promoting himself. When he was asked to move along by the security guard for his own safety, he was insistent that he wanted to ensure the media knew he was a 'lawyer from FFW'.

    Not once did he speak about the staff that laid their lives on the line to save people like him or those that died in this horrific event. No mention of the staff that stayed behind to ensure the protection of the guests when they could have been saved. No mention of those that died or lost their family.

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  • Wrong!

    Mark Abell DID mention the staff, and he DID mention those that died and lost their family. DId you actually listen to him, or are you just jumping on the bandwagon?

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  • Mark Abell

    Mark Abell has been through an horrific ordeal and I am glad that he was rescued safely by the Indian Commandos. It was interesting to hear him on the Today Prog and I thought he was most probably putting his own life in danger by doing so and advertising the fact that he is there. The terrorists apparently had blackberrys and were monitoring the western news and media.

    I also watched Mark's interview on the BBC breakfast programme this morning in which he appeared with his wife. He did praise the Commando's who helped save him and the hotel staff. However I don't remember him mentioning any of those that died or or sending his condolences to those that had lost loved ones.

    I hope that the evil terrorists who plotted this atrocity are found and they are taken out!

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  • Disgraceful

    People lying dead and injured, and this guy name-dropping FFW at every possible opportunity. I heard him on Radio 4 and watched his performance on BBC Breakfast - I cringed all of the way through. FFW? FFS!

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