Wright Hassall in the world’s media spotlight

Leading law firm Wright Hassall was at the centre of worldwide media interest after acting on a major case at the Supreme Court – the highest court in the land.

The Leamington-based firm acted for a woman who was cut out of her mother’s £500,000 will in favour of three animal charities.

Heather Ilott, who had a modest income, was awarded £50,000 by a judge which was then tripled on appeal, before the three charities later successfully challenged the increase.

The landmark case was taken to the Supreme Court and the story was reported by nearly every national newspaper, including the Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Daily Mirror and Daily Mail, along with regional media across the UK and press as far afield as Canada.

Advent worked with Wright Hassall to manage the media interest – providing statements from solicitor Martin Oliver and arranging various broadcast interviews, which included with Victoria Derbyshire on BBC TV.

Pictured – Wright Hassall’s Martin Oliver being interviewed by Victoria Derbyshire

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