Westminster firm Bircham Dyson Bell has been brought in to advise the family of Dr David Kelly (left) in the Hutton inquiry. Senior partner Ian McCulloch and head of litigation Peter Jacobson will lead the case. Jeremy Gompertz QC and Jason Beer of 5 Essex Court are acting as counsel for the family. As revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyer news (30 July), Clifford Chance is acting for Lord Hutton’s head of public policy. Last week, Hutton appointed 3 Hare Court’s James Dingemans QC and Peter Knox as lead counsel and junior counsel respectively. The BBC has appointed 1 Brick Court’s Andrew Caldecott QC.
Oil and gas company Eni UK is lucky enough to have an in-house legal team capable of seeing it through some hairy times recently. Husnara Begum gives the lowdown Daragh Fagan, Eni UK’s (formerly Agip (UK)) legal manager for the North Sea business unit, says his team’s overriding philosophy is closeness to his “client”. He […]