Marcus Rutherford is a go-to for HNWs under threat from the press. The commercial litigator, with over 40 years’ experience, gained insight into how the media works during his time advising Channel 4. He works across a range of cases, from defamation to corporate litigation. He has most recently been in the news after advising the owner of controversial video tapes of Princess Diana on privacy and IP issues. One of his PR peers is full of praise for Rutherford: ‘Charmingly courteous… but hard as nails when necessary, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law.’ He’s also a keen amateur mycologist, known to lead groups (including clients) into the woods to forage for exotic fungi.