Top lawyer fights boycott
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-06-05
The lawyer who represented Diana, Princess of Wales in her divorce from Prince Charles has vowed to use his legal experience to fight any planned boycott of Israeli academic institutions.
Anthony Julius of leading law firm Mishcon de Reya has joined forces with US-based Alan Dershowitz, professor of Harvard Law School in the wake of last week's vote for a planned boycott by the Universities and Colleges Union.
In a statement, the two lawyers are inviting anyone who feels they are being threatened by a boycott to contact them and seek legal address.
Julius has already represented several Israeli academic institutions including Hebrew University and Haifa University in dealing with any boycott of them.