Wednesday, November 16, 2011
From the Telegraph:
Baroness Shackleton, Britain's highest-profile divorce lawyer, has increased the bills of celebrity clients beyond the time she recorded having spent on their cases...
Madonna and Sir Paul McCartney appear to have been charged hundreds of thousands of pounds more than the hourly rate would have demanded, documents show, a practice known as “marking up”.
The Conservative peer, who represented the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York in their divorces and remains solicitor to Princes William and Harry, appears to have charged her clients more than twice as much as the rate for the actual number of hours she had recorded as having spent on their cases, according to internal time sheets.
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