Mishcon put through the Mills stone

Mishcon de Reya was all over the papers just before Christmas. In case you missed it, the firm is said to be looking to sue former client Heather Mills McCartney over her unpaid legal bills.

Sources put the bill at anything from £1m to £2.6m. And as reported on www.thelawyer.com (17 December), media boutique M Law has now picked up the libel work linked to the divorce (which Mucca is handling herself).

One aspect of this whole messy saga is the identity of the source of this latest twist. At the time of writing in December there had been no injunction issued by Mishcon, yet there was a great deal of detail out there.

Now, Mishcon apparently prides itself on its tight lips. “We never comment on client matters,” is its official line. But somebody’s talking. This gem appeared in the Daily Mail: “The firm worked tirelessly in difficult circumstances for Heather and it is now concerned it may not get its money”.

Is is mere coincidence that Anthony Julius is the Daily Mail‘s go-to libel lawyer and was Mucca’s man at Mishcon?