Ex-Mishcons IP specialist moves to Richards Butler

MEDIA litigator Paula Feldman, who left Mishcon De Reya last summer after instituting a grievance procedure, has joined Richards Butler.

Feldman will be working with Michael Skrein, the head of the firm's media litigation group, and will pursue her specialism of IP issues relating to media companies, as well as broad-based media work.

She is one of six partners to have left Mishcons in the past 12 months but neither she nor her old firm would comment on the circumstances surrounding her departure.

Feldman would only say that a grievance procedure with Mishcons had been settled amicably and that 'there's no dispute whatsoever'.

She said she left the firm because she wanted to concentrate on further developing her career in media litigation.

Feldman added: 'I was approached by Richards Butler while working at the Press Association.

'Richards Butler is well-known and respected in the media industry and has a first class client base.'

Richards Butler has also appointed Martin Boulton, as a partner an expert in international home entertainment software issues.

The former director general of the International Video Federation, Boulton specialises in copyright protection law, distribution law and international legislation.

Stephen Edwards, head of Richards Butler's media and entertainment group, said: 'Martin's appointment brings us his wealth of experience in fighting piracy, which is of immense importance to the media, communications and software industries in the new digital era.'