Seven from Mishcons attend funeral

SEVEN Mishcon de Reya staff were invited to attend Princess Diana's funeral on Saturday.

Senior partner Anthony Julius and Maggie Rae, who is head of the family department, were among those asked to represent the firm, which has acted for the Princess during the last three-and-a-half years, at the Westminster Abbey tribute.

Mishcon de Reya spokeswoman Kate Day, speaking on the eve of the funeral as The Lawyer went to press, said the Princess had been a “loved client” who “felt comfortable” with the firm. “Many of us knew her personally and this is very much a personal loss.”

The firm, which is acting on behalf of the Princess' estate, has been chosen to administer the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fund, the official charity set up in her memory.

Day said the firm has “a terrific amount of work to do with the Fund”. It has proved so popular that the firm set up a 10,000-line credit card hotline on Thursday.