Mishcon de Reya

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Mishcon de Reya LLP
Mishcon de Reya logo.png
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
No. of offices Two
No. of lawyers Over 300
Major practice areas General practice
Date founded 1937 (London), 2010 (New York)
Website
mishcon.com

Mishcon de Reya LLP is a law firm founded by Victor Mishcon in Brixton in 1937, Mishcon de Reya LLP has offices in London and New York. It became a limited liability partnership on 9 October 2015.

Notable clients[edit]

The firm gained attention when Anthony Julius represented Diana, Princess of Wales in her divorce.

A partner in the firm, barrister Charlotte Harris, has represented former UK Energy Minister Chris Huhne, who was alleged to have asked his (then) wife Vicky Pryce to take on his penalty points to avoid a driving ban for speeding. A trial was set for October 2012.[1] See R v Huhne and Pryce.

In 2016 the company co-ordinated a challenge in the High Court by Gina Miller, an investment manager and philanthropist, against the process of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. The law firm was subjected to abuse as a result of its involvement in the case, and Brexit supporters mounted a protest outside the firm's offices.[2]

Activism[edit]

In 2008, the firm launched the specialist ‘Pink Law’ Legal Advice Centre in conjunction with Queen Mary, University of London and two other city law firms. The project offers free and impartial legal advice on issues affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, such as employment discrimination, civil partnerships and cohabitation.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Huhne trial set for October", BBC News, 2 March 2012
  2. ^ Bowcott, Owen (19 July 2016). "Theresa May does not intend to trigger article 50 this year, court told". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  3. ^ 17 November 2008 (2008-11-17). "TheLawyer.com". TheLawyer.com. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 

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