Michael Skrein, media litigation partner at Richards Butler, was representing the McManus family, the owners of GT's Recollections who were suing Beckham after she announced that the shop's autographs of David were fakes. The appeal court considered whether the McManus case could rely on press coverage of the incident, which allegedly caused a significant drop in the shop's sales, as part of their damages claim. Skrein's claim that the slander does not have to be an exact reproduction, in this case in the Daily Mirror, for the press coverage to be included in the damages claim, was upheld.
Asset finance specialist Watson Farley & Williams managed a 6 per cent increase in turnover for 2001/02 Watson Farley’s turnover exceeded £50m for the first time, increasing by £3m to £52m. Fees per fee-earner rose by just over 10 per cent to £285,000, and profits per equity partner increased by 8.5 per cent to £348,000 […]