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On the final letter received from Simmons & Simmons before they retreated from the melee, we ended up with someone too timid to even disclose their name. Weren’t they supposed to frighten us?

19 April 2016

Simmons & Simmons is one of the law firms given the boot by Shell.

I have no idea if this is anything to do with my correspondence with Simmons & Simmons a while back.

They were brought in by Shell, no doubt at great cost, to fend off our applications to Shell under the Data Protection Action 1998.

The information we were obtaining was causing immense damage to Shell. For example, we found out from Shell internal communications about the cloak and dagger activity directed towards us by Shell Corporate Affairs Security.   

Shell lawyers apparently felt that reinforcements were needed in an attempt to hold us at bay.

The Simmons & Simmons team was led by Robert Allen, the partner specialising in Data Protection.

On the final letter received from Simmons & Simmons before they retreated from the melee, we ended up with someone too timid to even disclose their name.

Weren’t they supposed to frighten us?

Suffice it to say that we were not impressed.

Apparently the client eventually shared our assessment. 

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