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James Heath was lead solicitor in hacking litigation against Mirror Group, which has seen more than 80 cases brought to court. He also acted for social worker Sylvia Henry in the Baby P libel action.
‘It makes you realise that the social worker simply can’t win, whether they take the child away or decide not to,’ he says.
A reputation management solicitor needs to be ‘measured, calm and pragmatic’, says Heath. Stamina and organisation also help, as a recent (successful) case acting for former military intelligence agent Ian Hurst against News Group Newspapers taught him: ‘It has been pointed out to me that the case took longer to sort out than the Second World War!’