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26 September 2017 16:49 (South Africa)

Bowman Gilfillan to represent Dutch miniskirt women in court

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Law firm Bowman Gilfillan is representing the two Dutch woman being tried for ambush marketing after they wore orange dresses to Monday's soccer match between The Netherlands and Denmark. According to the law firm, the way in which the women were interrogated after the match and the circumstances surrounding their subsequent arrest on Wednesday morning violated their human rights. The two women, Barbara Castelein and Mirthe Nieuwpoort, released a press statement containing the directive: "You can use this to let the world know that we are OK." Seems Bavaria, which found lawyers for the women, hasn't finished capitalising from the situation. 

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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