Top City of London Law Firm Mishcon de Reya Working on Stopping Brexit
The top law firm who derailed Brexit is still refusing to name the rich clients behind its 'arrogant' legal bid.
Former model Gina Miller, 51, was the face of the campaign but 'hundreds' of businesses, entrepreneurs and academics were claimed to be working with Mishcon de Reya.
Ed note: Mishcon de Reya was founded by Victor Mishcon, son of Arnold Mishcon, a rabbi who emigrated from Russian Poland.
British Iranian Lawyer Kasra Nouroozi, Mischon's most senior litigator, is understood to have received threats and racist abuse for helping run the case.
Today the London firm was accused of 'treason' by Brexiteers saying they helped 'trample' over the will of the people.
A spokesman said today, aside from Mrs Miller, no clients will be named, adding: 'We are pleased that the Court has upheld our client's argument that Government does not have the power to trigger Article 50 under the Royal Prerogative'.
In July Mishcon launched the action to ensure MPs have their say before Downing Street invokes Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
Mr Nouroozi has been leading a so-called 'legal dream team' with Blackstone’s David Pannick QC, Matrix’s Rhodri Thompson QC and Monckton’s Anneli Howard, all instructed by several unnamed businesses and individuals.
Launching the bid Mr Nouroozi said: 'The result of the Referendum is not in doubt, but we need a process that follows UK law to enact it', adding: 'We must make sure this is done properly for the benefit of all UK citizens. Article 50 simply cannot be invoked without a full debate and vote in Parliament'.
Mishcon told MailOnline that it would not name any clients linked to its Brexit action - and would not confirm if it had worked for freen
Among up to a thousand business figures and academics thought to be involved in the Mishcon bid is entrepreneur Alex Chesterman.
Mr Chesterman, who founded the Zoopla property site, circulated an email to other business figures urging them support the move to ' that this once in a generation issue is handled properly under UK law', according to the Guido Fawkes blog.
Shadow Brexit minister Sir Keir Starmer, a former director of public prosecutions, has resigned from a well-paid consultancy position Mishcon de Reya following his elevation to the Labour front bench.
Mishcon de Reya is a firm that has never been afraid to take on controversial matters.
One of their barristers, Anthony Julius, acted for Princess Diana in her divorce from Prince Charles.
The firm also represented Heather Mills in her divorce case against Beatles star Paul McCartney, before separating 'amicably' from their client.
The company also acted for former Liberal Democrat Cabinet minister Chris Huhne when he faced allegations of perverting the course of justice by 'swapping' speeding points with his wife. Mr Huhne was later sentenced to eight months in prison.
Many phone hacking victims have also turned to Mishcon lawyers, including former publicist Max Clifford.
One of the firm's former lawyers, Charlotte Harris has been heavily involved with the Hacked Off! campaign.
According to the firm's website, other high-profile clients include America Express, Foxtons, and Dell.
There is no suggestion those companies are involved in the legal action.