Peters & Peters and BCL Burton Copeland stand by for Saatchi, Lawson showdown

Peters & Peters has been thrust into the limelight again after high-profile client Charles Saatchi told a London court that his ex-wife Nigella Lawson was so ‘off her head’ on drugs that she allowed two assistants to splurge £300,000. Italian sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo have turned to London-based Janes Solicitors to defend the case […]

Salans wins £800K costs from Saatchi Gallery eviction victory

Salans has obtained £800,000 in costs from the High Court after its victory in ousting the Saatchi Gallery from London’s County Hall. London senior partner Lionel Rosenblatt was acting for County Hall owners and landlords Shirayama Shok-usan Company and Cadogan Entertainment Investments in the claim against the gallery and owners Danovo. On 21 October Sir Donald Rattee […]

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WPP calls in Slaughters and Milbank to investigate email leaks

Advertising agency WPP has hired Slaughter and May and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy to investigate the source of a string of anonymous emails sent following Sir Martin Sorrell’s departure in April. Slaughters and Milbank are thought to be advising advertising agency WPP after current and former staff received anonymous and intimidating messages on WhatsApp and via […]

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Former Freshfields partner to appeal SDT decision in the High Court

Ex-Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Ryan Beckwith is to appeal the £35,000 fine handed down by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal last year.  In his SDT hearing last year, Beckwith was found to have initiated and/or engaged in sexual activity with Person A in circumstances in which he was in a position of seniority and/or authority. The […]