Dibb Lupton Alsop (DLA), the UK’s ninth largest law firm, has
launched DLA Upstream, a public affairs practice headed by Political
Context founder and Liberal Democrat peer Lord Clement-Jones.
It has persuaded retail giant Kingfisher and internet service provider
Freeserve to sign up to its campaign on e-commerce regulation. DLA will
campaign on behalf of companies and trade bodies, including the
Advertising Association, for internet retailers to be regulated in their
country of origin.
Clement-Jones will oversee lobbying and legal experts in Brussels and
London. Former Rowland Company account director Kevin Craig and former
AS Biss research head Suzy Awford have also joined.
Clement-Jones joined on 1 September. He left Political Context after it
was sold to lobbyists Westminster Strategy in April. WS is a member of
the APPC, which forbids members from employing peers.
The practice has six senior staff, three of whom have legal
It will also have access to lawyers from the rest of the group.