An out-of-court settlement reached on Thursday between Merrill Lynch and Unilever PLC's pension fund was mediated by a member of ADR Chambers in Taunton.
The chambers is comprised of Law Lords, Lords Justices, High Court Judges, Circuit Court Judges and other retired judges, as well as retired and practising barristers and solicitors. Jonathan Sumption QC, of Brick Court chambers, led Kenneth MacLean and David Wolfson, both of One Essex Court, for Unilever. They were instructed by Slaughter and May led by partner Deborah Finkler, senior assistants Jonathan Cotton and Tom Roth, and junior assistant Nicola Williams. Merrill Lynch's counsel was led by Ian Glick QC, of One Essex Court, who led Patricia Robertson and Patrick Goodall, both of Fountain Court. They were instructed by Simmons & Simmons led by partner Jonathan Kelly who was assisted by Robert Turner and Joanna Hoyles.