In brief: Maxwell lawyer to attack fraud coverage

The lawyer who defended Kevin Maxwell, Peters & Peters partner Keith Oliver, is to launch an attack on the media for its coverage of fraud trials at a conference on corruption in Brussels next week. Oliver will lambast the press for unbalanced reporting of high-profile trials in his speech at the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) conference from 17 to 19 October. Oliver's senior partner, Monty Raphael, will also be at the Brussels conference when he will ask whether the successes of organised crime could have been achieved “without some assistance from highly sophisticated, highly competent business lawyers”.