Field Fisher Waterhouse Lawyer Makes It Out Of Oberoi

The Lawyer Magazine (UK) tells it much better than we can..

AALE saw Mr Abell on the BBC last night and we send our best wishes to him his family and his colleagues.


Field Fisher lawyers freed from Mumbai terror ordeal

Mark Abell and Christopher Jackson, the Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) partners trapped in a Mumbai terrorist hotel siege, have been evacuated.

As reported on, Abell was trapped in his room when the attacks began on Wednesday night (see story). He was released from his room in the Oberoi at around 5am UK time today, and Abell about an hour later.
The Lawyer spoke to Abell while he waited at the British Council for his flight back to the UK. He said that FFW brought a security consultant into its London office to give Abell advice via his BlackBerry on strategies for surviving the siege.
Abell added: "[A crisis] brings the best out in people. Everyone back at home was really pulling together and made sure my family were looked after. It made me appreciate what a supportive culture we have at the firm.
"Everybody – except perhaps for one person – was there supporting me," he added. "In 40 hours I received more than 3,000 emails from lawyers that I worked with all over the world and many lawyers that I haven’t worked with. It’s great to be part of a profession that looks after its people."


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