LAWFUEL – The Law News Wire – The Cutty Sark blaze in London has DLA Piper inflamed also, but ready to help.
The Lawyer reports that DLA Piper has pledged to “do whatever is necessary” to help The Cutty Sark Trust in the wake of the fire that has gutted the 19th century ship, including prosecution if the blaze turns out to have been started by arsonists, as police fear.
DLA Piper national planning head Howard Bassford told The Lawyer: “The vessel is a grade-one listed building monument and we’ll do whatever’s needed to get the restoration project back on track.
“We have the best regulatory and criminal practice in London and if we’re called upon to use it we’ll be able to help.”
DLA Piper has acted pro bono for The Cutty Sark Trust, the organisation responsible for restoring and preserving the historic ship, since 2004.