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    Posted on 29th September 2016 in Blog


    According to Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and Jekyll and Hyde, "Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer." 

    Judging by the calibre of lawyer Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have appointed there might be a shortage of common ground in their relationship. 

    Brad's UK legal team is headed up by a Solicitor who is also known as "The Rottweiler", Angela's by a Senior Partner who has the ear of the establishment and has acted for The Queen, Prince Charles, William, Harry and the Middletons. 

    In anticipation of the forthcoming clash of the titans we knocked some CV's up for these guys and the American super lawyers who will be managing the separation.

    Team Angela

    Gerrard Tyrrell

    Senior Partner, Harbottle and Lewis - Information protection, privacy and defamation

    Education – University of Bristol LLB 1978

    Image - "I couldn't possibly comment"

    “Fantastic, absolutely first-class” – Chambers

    “A leading figure and a ‘mover and shaker’ in the HNW arena.” – Chambers

    “Top of the tree” – Chambers

    “If you proceed then both you and the Editor of your newspaper are on notice of the consequences.” – Gerrard Tyrrell to the Mail on Sunday 

    Career history

    Solicitor, Partner - Harbottle and Lewis 1981 – Present

    Gerrard is acknowledged as a leading lawyer in the field of litigation with particular reference to the work that he carries out in the fields of information protection, privacy and defamation. He is also the firm’s Senior Partner.

    He acts for many household names both in the UK and globally.

    Areas of specialism

    Information: creation, protection and explanation

    Privacy and defamation




    The Royal Family

    David Beckham

    Richard Branson

    Steven Gerrard


    Laura Alison Wasser (LAW)

    Attorney Young, Spiegel & Lee - Family Law

    Education: University of California, Berkeley, Loyola Law School, J.D., 1994

    Image – Tough. The “Disso Queen” (Dissolution)

    Daily Journal Top Women Lawyers

    LA Magazine Super Lawyers Top 50 Women

    The Hollywood Reporter 100 Power Lawyers


    Kim Kardashian

    Johnny Depp

    Ryan Reynolds

    Christina Aguilera


    Team Brad

    Keith Schilling

    Chairman and Senior Partner, Schillings - Reputation management

    Born - Orpington, Kent

    Education – Bromley Technical High School

    Image - Streetfighter

    “The don of defamation” – Chambers

    “Integral to the world of reputational law for three decades” – Legal 500
    “The bone crunching lawyer” - Tatler Magazine “The injunction king” - The Guardian
    “The Rottweiler” - Private Eye Magazine

    Career history

    Chairman and Senior Partner Schillings June 1984 – Present

    Having worked at the heart of reputation and privacy law for over three decades, Keith provides strategic advice to leading international corporations and high profile individuals on reputation and privacy threats. Keith also works extensively in divorce and family law where his expertise in handling consequential media issues involving threats to privacy and reputation of those involved is highly valued.

    Trainee Solicitor, Solicitor, Partner

    Wright Webb Syrett July 1972 – May 1984


    Ryan Giggs

    J.K. Rowling

    Naomi Campbell

    Private Eye magazine


    Lance Spiegel

    Attorney Young, Spiegel & Lee - Family Law

    Education –  University of Southern California

    University of Southern California Gould School of Law  

    Image – Heavy hitter. $50,000 a pre-nup

    Worth Magazine “Top 100” Attorney

    Southern California Super Lawyers list

    Best Lawyers in America list  


    Russell Simmons

    Heather Locklear

    Eva Longoria

    Michael Jackson



    Brangelina, HNW, Family Law, Media Law,

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