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4 November 2014

Robert Brown featured in Spear’s 500

Robert Brown is featured in Spear’s 500

A luminary of British and Russian law, Brown has been instructed across a striking diversity of cases — from the successful defences of both a former Soviet general tried for espionage and high treason after revealing the details of a rotting fleet of nuclear submarines at the fall of the Iron Curtain to a celebrity chef with alleged traffic violations. The latter saw Brown drive north to the police station where his client was held, abandoning typically sharp London lawyer threads in an effort to blend in with the local solicitors to convince the police not to press charges. He found success inside ‘three or four’ minutes.

Though his representation of Charles Saatchi, Vicky Pryce and Ronnie Wood are matters of public record, more of the charismatic solicitor’s clients — politicians, supermodels, judges and UHNW Russian families among them — can do without ruinous headlines, let alone convictions or jail-time. It’s all down to discretion, forward-thinking and good judgment, says Brown, who one Lord Justice of Appeal describes as ‘a Rolls-Royce solicitor, providing a Rolls-Royce service.’

‘I suppose some of the very best successes I have had aren’t great big famous cases — they disappeared within the space of 24 hours,’ he says. ‘Nobody ever knew about them.’

 

Read the original profile here.

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