Harbottle & Lewis’s profits might be dropping like a stone (they’re down to a Groucho membership-cancelling £228,000), but at least some of the firm’s lawyers are reaching for the sky. Well, for an hour at any rate.
Last month, two of the firm’s intellectual property bods – senior associate Kate Hazlehurst and assistant Sarah Bolton – hitched a ride in Heart FM’s chopper, the Flying Eye. The two were invited on the trip after a client meeting at Heart, which is a member of the Chrysalis Group and, as such, is among Harbottles’ primary clients.
Both lawyers denied spending the entire traffic-checking flight on the lookout for potential new clients.
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