The Duchess of Sussex has sacked the barrister leading her legal battle against a national newspaper, replacing him with one of his arch rivals as the court case resumes today.
David Sherborne, whose clients have included Diana, Princess of Wales, and more recently the actor Johnny Depp, will no longer act for the duchess when the case against the Mail on Sunday continues, The Times has confirmed.
Mr Sherborne lost the first pre-trial hearing in May. As a result the duchess was ordered to pay the newspaper £67,888 in legal costs.
David Sherborne, with Johnny Depp outside court in July, has been replaced with an arch rival by the Duchess of Sussex
Justin Rushbrooke, QC, has confirmed to The Times that he will represent the former television actress in future hearings.
The QC is said to have impressed her when standing in for Mr Sherborne