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Allen & Overy (A&O) has been instructed by nine former non-executive directors of Equitable Life to defend claims brought against them by the mutual
A&O partner Tim House and Laurence Rabinowitz QC (right) of One Essex Court are representing the former directors. House said that the claims against his clients were totally without merit. Last week The Lawyer reported that Barlow Lyde & Gilbert had been retained by Ernst & Young, another target for Equitable's lawyer, Herbert Smith.