MARK STEPHENS

HOWARD KENNEDY

Category
Reputation Management Lawyers
Company Size
UK

Recognised more often than some of his famous clients, Mark Stephens has acted for everyonefrom Arab royalty to Julian Assange. Stephens’ intellect, dedication and creative approach to cases is widely revered — an attribute that seems to come in handy when clients often think in more litigative (and rather unsophisticated) terms: ‘They’re
very often surprised that the remedies aren’t just legal,’ he says. The recent PJS episode remains the most pertinent case in point: a prime example of where the single-jurisdiction approach has been tested, and found sorely lacking. ‘They made the “parish pump” mistake of looking at this as a purely domestic issue, when it was a global reputation issue.’

Mark Stephens