He has, though, been offered up to get some nice copy for Addleshaw Goddard, that newly merged outfit formed by the odd coupling of thrusting national firm Addleshaw Booth & Co and those graceful City types at Theodore Goddard.
The new firm was born just a few days after Kramer won the Hello! case, which in case you have been holidaying on Mars involved the Douglases, their wedding snaps deal with OK! and Hello! taking unauthorised pictures. As you might expect, the Addleshaw Goddard publicity machine went wild over the profile this lent the new firm.
Yet you have to wonder whether the Addleshaw Booth contingent, which clearly has the upper hand, really sees defamation as core to its push into the City.
It [the merger] will be a great way of strengthening both firms in the combined practice areas, says Kramer. It may not have immediate effect on my area, but Addleshaws has good links with media and sporting organisations.
Addleshaws has a great football club practice and Kramers main client is The Times. Addleshaws senior partner Paul Lee has enjoyed drafting press release quotes about looking forward to having Catherine Zeta Jones as a client, but it is hard to foresee the two worlds colliding in a more significant manner.
In any case, could Addleshaw Goddard really replace Kramer after he retires? According to many of his peers, Kramer, who has a stellar reputation, has no immediate successor at Theodore Goddard.
Kramers a dream to deal with, but of course the rest of the team are not him, one senior media lawyer confides. They realise hes not there forever and some are desperately trying to make their mark.