The unstoppable force meets the immovable object?

Posted in Blog on 29 Sep 2016

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

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