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Ayesha Vardag discusses HNW marriages with The Sunday Times

Ayesha Vardag discusses HNW marriages with The Sunday Times

The publication of this year's Sunday Times Rich List contained a significant focus on women, analysing gendered differences in pay and assets among the richest individuals in the country.  2020 saw the most women ever feature on this exclusive list but equal representation among the wealthiest is still a long way off: women account for only 150 of the country's wealthiest people.  Interestingly, 78 women feature on the list as half of a married couple,... Read More

Rory Lynch speaks to LBC about the governments tracking app

Rory Lynch speaks to LBC about the government's tracking app

Is personal data the key to tackling coronavirus? On Monday, Rory Lynch spoke to LBC about the development of the government's Covid-19 tracking app and its implications for personal privacy. You can listen to the full interview below from 2:36:00. https://www.globalplayer.com/catchup/lbcnews/london/b8DPVZ4/ Read More

Rory Lynch discusses Meghan Markle privacy battle on Channel 5 News

Rory Lynch discusses Meghan Markle privacy battle on Channel 5 News

Rory Lynch returned to Channel 5 News this week to weigh in on Meghan Markle's privacy battle against the Mail on Sunday. The Duchess of Sussex is suing the Mail on Sunday over a letter to her father Thomas Markle which the newspaper published in February last year. She alleges breach of copyright, breach of data regulation laws and a breach of her right to privacy.  The Mail on Sunday denied all three charges in a 44-page defence submitted to the High Court this week. In an... Read More

Vardags shortlisted for Reputation Management Law Firm of the Year

Vardags shortlisted for Reputation Management Law Firm of the Year

Vardags are delighted to have been shortlisted as Reputation Management Law Firm of the Year in the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards. The Magic Circle Awards are held annually in Spring to find the best advisors and managers in the global industry. The finalists were shortlisted by a judging panel featuring ten global industry experts. Vardags was shortlisted amongst other reputation management heavy weights: Schillings, Carter-Ruck, Harbottle and Lewis, Kingsley Napley and Mishcon de Reya. Since... Read More

Alex McCready comments on Prince Andrew scandal

Alex McCready comments on Prince Andrew scandal

“Let the storm pass, before considering your next move.” That would be reputation lawyer Alex McCready’s advice to Prince Andrew since his ‘car crash’ Newsnight interview on Saturday poured fuel on the flames of the Epstein scandal.  Speaking to Mike Graham on Talk Radio this morning, Vardags head of Reputation & Privacy Alex McCready discussed the backlash following the Prince’s grilling by BBC’s Emily Maitlis on the weekend. The interview... Read More

Vardags scales 24 peaks for Smartworks

Vardags scales 24 peaks for Smartworks

This September, Vardags teamed up with Smartworks for their most gruelling physical challenge yet. Taking on the Lake District’s 24 peak challenge, the plan was simple: 31 miles spanned across 24 peaks and 2 days to raise as much money as possible for UK based women’s charity Smartworks. The trek included some of England’s most striking scenery and highest peaks including Great Gable, Helvellyn and Skafell Pike. All of this was in aid of a brilliant cause; SmartWorks helps unemployed and... Read More

Ayesha Vardag wins Outstanding Achievement in Law Award

Ayesha Vardag wins Outstanding Achievement in Law Award

Ayesha Vardag has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Law Award at the illustrious GG2 Leadership Awards. The awards, which took place in London last night, celebrate Britain’s most enterprising and talented black, Asian and minority ethnic high achievers. Ayesha was celebrated alongside luminaries at the very top of their respective fields from the worlds of business, media, and academia. Other winners rubbing shoulders on the night included Sajid Javid, Chancellor of the Exchequer,... Read More

Lucy Winters riposte to Government claims about stricter sentencing in CityAM

Lucy Winter's riposte to Government claims about stricter sentencing in CityAM

 Lucy Winter made her response in CityAM today to a recent Government commitment to longer, tougher sentences. The Justice Secretary's 'tough talk' on crime including ensuring "proper punishment" for criminals has been roundly criticised by the legal profession as cynical and misleading.  In the proposed crackdown serious sexual and violent offenders who are sentenced to more than four years in prison will be required to serve at least two thirds of their sentence. Priti Patel... Read More

Vardags climbs ranks of UKs biggest firms in The Lawyers UK 200

Vardags climbs ranks of UK's biggest firms in The Lawyer's UK 200

Vardags has risen sharply in the rankings of this year's Lawyer's UK 200, published today. The UK 200 ranks firms by revenue for a definitive list of the 200 largest law firms in the UK. Vardags entered the list for the first time in 2017. Since then, as the firm's core offering has diversified into new areas of law, Vardags has soared from 193 to 158 and finally this year to the 134th position. With further expansion in the pipeline and a leading role in some of the biggest cases going... Read More