Thursday, 25 April 2013


The Sir Jimmy Savile Sale at Saviles Hall, Leeds
30 July 2012, 10:30

Saviles Hall
Royal Armouries Museum
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LS10 1LT
Tel - 020 3291 2832
Fax - 020 3291 2834
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Rolf Harris (Australian b.1930)
Portrait sketch of Sir Jimmy smoking a cigar
Black felt tip and white acrylic on cream card
Signed lower left and dated 92 lower right
39.5cm x 53cm

This was drawn in the HTV Studios canteen in Bristol. Sir Jimmy was there for an interview and Rolf was filming his ITV series Rolf's Cartoon Club (1989-1993).

Please note that this lot may be subject to Droite de Suite

Provenance: From the estate of Sir Jimmy Savile. OBE, KCSG, LLD (1926-2011)

condition report

Slightly dog earred to top right and bottom left of card

guide price
Sold for £4,500
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Zoompad said...
Droit de suite (French for "right to follow") is a right granted to artists or their heirs, in some jurisdictions, to receive a fee on the resale of their works of art. This should be contrasted with policies such as the American first-sale doctrine, where artists do not have the right to control or profit from subsequent sales.

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Zoompad said...

I used to love Rolf Harris's television show, and my daughter used to watch Rolfs Cartoon Club, so this isn't bringing me any pleasure at all, its like a part of my childhood, a nice part, is being smashed.

What the bloody hell has been going on? And why the stone cold silence in the media? But I already know the answer to that one, I think we all do by now.

Zoompad said...


Harbottle & Lewis LLP

There's a strong media focus at this West End firm, which has interesting clients and excellent work.

Our lips are sealed

The creation of a pair of drama buffs in the 50s, Harbottle & Lewis initially catered to the upper crust of the film and theatre industry – early clients included Laurence Olivier and Dirk Bogarde – before extending its reach to keep stride with the evolving market. This is now a complete media and entertainment practice taking work from the music, TV, publishing, broadcasting, sport, fashion and advertising sectors.

“We strive constantly to stay ahead of the digital curve, becoming increasingly innovative as the law evolves,” says film and TV partner Abby Payne, mentioning the firm's ever-growing involvement in the digital industry. “There are so many ways of getting information out there now, which means the digital world affects every department, whether it's film or sport or video games or publishing.” Indeed, the prospect of brand damage at the hands of social networking is keeping the reputation management team especially busy, while the digital media group currently has its hands full with web-related data protection and privacy issues.

That's not to say the firm is limited to just a few media-related offerings; it's actually full-service, which helped keep financials up during the recession. In addition to providing general commercial and regulatory advice, lawyers advise on corporate, employment, finance, IP, litigation and tax matters across the aforementioned creative industries, with some niche areas like aviation, charity, family, private client and personal injury too.

Zoompad said...

This broad scope makes for an interesting client list, which includes Penguin, Sega, Gok Wan, Channel 4, Kate Moss, DreamWorks and the England Cricket team to name a few – there remain a host of other illustrious names on which our lips must stay sealed. We can, however, reveal a couple of recent highlights: acting for the Catholic Church on media issues surrounding the 2010 Papal visit and advising the Royal Family on the broadcast of a certain wedding and the suppression of certain topless photos.

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Naked ambition

Trainees choose from six seats – corporate, litigation, employment, property, family and media – with the option of a client secondment at Virgin Atlantic.

Trainees list their preferences beforehand and are told their seat schedule upon arrival at the firm. “You're allowed one preference that they try their best to fulfil, but otherwise you've got to go where the work is,” one informed us.

Zoompad said...

Most trainees hit the litigation department at some point in order to fulfil the SRA's contentious requirement. The practice is one of the firm's billing powerhouses and is split into commercial litigation, personal injury and media groups. The last houses the firm's celebrated reputation management team, which regularly acts for some famous – and often confidential – names. “I was able to attend a hearing for a celebrity, though I can't say who,” a source revealed. “It's kind of painful to see recognisable faces in reception and not be able to tell your friends... but it does make for some fun lunchtime gossip!” Harbottle's litigators also recently defended the founders of Skype against a multibillion-dollar suit brought by eBay, and are currently entangled in a major banking and fraud dispute involving Saudi billionaire Maan Al-Sanea.

For trainees, research, drafting, document management and bundling are the norm. They also attend hearings and perform the weekly court run –“there's a lot of out and about to the seat!” Endeavouring to collect outstanding client fees is another highlight. “You get to run the debt collection files yourself, so there are lots of opportunities to take the initiative.”

Corporate is another sizeable practice, handling work for clients including Virgin Holidays, Comic Relief and literary agency United Agents in recent years. Lawyers advise on “the buying and selling of a lot of TV and film production companies,” plus private equity financing and venture capital sourcing matters, including the recent joint venture between MAMA Group – a festival and live music venue operator – and HMV. For trainees, this translates into “a lot of indexing, filing and other due diligence,” though luckily “it's not like some firms where you're locked in a data room forever: I got to run a small transaction myself, so there was drafting and such to be done for that,” one reported. Even the team's more sizeable transactions “aren't so unmanageably large that you can't get a full view of the deal.”

Harbottle's media seat is without a doubt its most popular. After all, “it's the whole reason a lot of people apply to the firm.” The seat, which takes on two trainees each rotation, is split into two parts: theatre, film and television work is in one; the other is music, sport, advertising, IP, publishing and interactive entertainment (i.e. video games).

Zoompad said...

While trainees tend to sit with specialists in one grouping or the other, they can request work in all of the areas that interest them, with most undertaking assignments in several different sectors throughout the course of their seat. “Every bit of work has interesting elements,” said one, mentioning a recent assignment that entailed making amendments to the nudity clause in a film's cast agreement. “All the partners are experts, so you're working directly with people who are very well known in their fields.” And pretty well connected, it seems – trainees who sat with the music guys reported tagging along to the odd client's gig after work. For more media highlights and details on secondments, see our bonus feature.

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007pm and I'm outta here!

Sources reported a good balance of “young and eager” and “more traditional” people at the firm. “The trainees bring an enthusiastic energy to the office, but we've also got some of the older guys around who're representative of people's impressions of Harbottle in its glory years,” one explained. Fortunately, there's little divide between the groups, which trainees put down to the small size of the firm and the relative lack of hierarchy. Case in point: “A partner in my group offered to get me a choc ice from the corner shop earlier!”


Zoompad said...

Work/life balance appears equally hunky-dory, with trainees regularly leaving the office before 7pm.

The firm is based in Hanover Square in the heart of the West End. The 'one department per floor' layout of the “lovely old building” means trainees remain apart during the day, but the celebrated '007' lunch room – named for the Bond posters adorning the wall, a relic from the firm's early representation of the franchise – provides communal territory and a daily free buffet lunch.

The recession put a damper on socialising, but there's been a “definite” initiative to liven things up again of late. In addition to “quite regular” after work drinks, there are charity-related activities like fund-raising treasure hunts and firm quizzes. “There was even a public head-shaving to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.”

There's also the odd partners/trainees v associates football match, group away days and the British Comedy Awards, to which the firm receives some free tickets. “It's a big night out, dressing up and walking the red carpet with Mitchell and Webb,” reported second-years. Sadly, the date of the 2011 awards clashed with Harbottle's Christmas party, but you'll have to excuse our lack of sympathy seeing as the latter was “a posh do” at Claridge's in Mayfair.

For all their praise of Harbottle's exciting client list and interesting work, our sources cautioned applicants against “an assumption that a training contract is really glamorous. Our clients and media focus make the firm seem edgy, but for the most part you'll be doing ordinary trainee tasks, which aren't all that thrilling. You might get a tiny dose of the glamour, but it's naïve to pursue the firm because you want to meet a celebrity – and Harbottle can spot someone like that a mile away.” As one source pointed out, “the media attraction is a given for most applicants. Make sure you come to an interview prepared to answer what other things you find interesting about the firm.”

Despite a raise in trainee salaries in 2011 that now puts first-years on £30,000, compensation remains a gripe among those who are “sceptical as to why wages are so much lower than firms of equivalent size.” That said, most are content to sacrifice City pay for a decent work/life balance and stimulating workload. “People come here for the clients and reputation and work more than anything. Everyone knows we're one of the lower-paid West End firms – people should know that when they apply and decide whether it's worth it to be here.” The firm retained four of five qualfiers in 2012.

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And finally...

While Harbottle doesn't require prior experience in the media sector, it “definitely helps” to have something on your CV that shows an interest in the

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Zoompad said...

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

How to get a Harbottle & Lewis training contract

Each year between 800 and 1,000 applications are received for just five training places. To be successful, applicants must have a genuine interest in Harbottle & Lewis’ business and be able to demonstrate it. Media is sexy and “anyone can say, ‘I find it fascinating,’” warns one trainee, but listen to this: the firm gets so much attention it skips university law fairs.

Zoompad said...

In the face of such strong competition, excellent academics are indispensable, from A levels up. GSCE grades are often also considered, as they can be a sign of consistency. Two As and a B at A level, and a 2:1 or above at degree level are essential. Less than a fifth of all applicants are invited for a first interview, and then about a quarter of this group comes in for a second.

Experience in the media industry is a major bonus but not always necessary. The current and past intakes of trainees include many people with a background within media and entertainment. In some cases successful candidates have spent anything from a few months to several years working in arts industries, perhaps stealing the spotlight, perhaps behind the scenes. A handful claim they don’t have a creative bone in their bodies, but often the artistic flair precedes the interest in law. Film distribution, drama, e-commerce and TV production are some examples of media credentials.

Zoompad said...

Such experience lends itself to an “understanding of the core client base,” according to Caroline West, the firm’s head of personnel and facilities. She helpfully listed some of the other qualities the firm looks for: self-confidence, good communication and zero trace of arrogance during the interview. And we learned that candidates should feel comfortable enough to let their quirkiness shine through, so long as they don’t come across as someone who’ll scare away clients. Being able to “sit down and have a genuine conversation with people” is essential at this firm.

The usual dress code in the office is a “relaxed” business smart, but do make an effort to achieve a clean and professional appearance for your interview. And remember that preparation is key because you’ll have to convince a panel of your true enthusiasm for the firm’s work. Training partner Sandi Simons points out that Harbottle is unique in that it covers many aspects of the media, as opposed to being overly sector-specific, like some rivals.

Zoompad said...

One more thing: to receive sponsorship, applicants are now required to study their LPC at the College of Law, and to choose from specific electives. They’re encouraged to take their GDL there too

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Interview with training principal Abby Payne

Student Guide: The trainees we spoke with said it's interesting to see the firm evolve with the digital age. What kind of matters are you now handling?
Abby Payne: We’ve seen a huge shift from each of our industry groups working in separate but related content areas (film, music, games, publishing and so on), towards digital distribution becoming the primary form of distribution which has brought about a much closer working relationship between all these lawyers here. Similar legal issues are arising across the spectrum, and legal developments in one area have an increasing impact on other areas too. We've always tried to ensure that our lawyers exchange information about how industries and applications are developing, and the value of this approach is now really becoming apparent. Our clients expect us to have a very quick understanding of their business and the challenges faced in the digital environment, and we’re very well equipped to do so.

Having a broad outlook and an ability to join the dots, as well as an enthusiasm for the way digital services are developing is something we really look for in young lawyers and if you have the right attitude this is a great time to be starting out in these areas, as there are so many new developments. Specific types of work we have been involved in recently range right across the board, from acting for one of the world’s leading app platforms on a host of deals with content owners, through advising on how law and regulation will apply differently to digital copies of items such as books and what happens when they move to the cloud, to considering whether IP rights are triggered by basic digital acts of clicking, linking and searching.

Zoompad said...

Much of the work is international, working with lawyers up and down the US West Coast and through a network of firms across Europe. Every country is grappling with the same issues as we are and we’re all helping and learning from each other. As a result, our lawyers need to be able to work across a number of industries. Our clients still want and expect us to have an in-depth knowledge of how their particular sector works, but they now also expect us to have a broader awareness and understanding of the whole digital ecosystem.

SG: What kind of working environment does the firm try to promote?
We promote a very friendly, lively and dynamic working environment. The partners here really care about the firm, and the people in it, and as a result Harbottle and Lewis is renowned for having a very special culture. What people love most about this firm are the people and the passion. The partners here are passionate about their industries, often leaders in their field, working on cutting edge, high profile work. This passion really comes through and the energy here is really what distinguishes us – it's very dynamic and exciting. All lawyers and trainees are encouraged to immerse themselves in our industries and start building up a client base from a very early stage, so we look for outgoing trainees who enjoy meeting new people and building contacts.

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SG: With respect to recruiting, does the firm specifically look for trainees with a media or arts background? How do you assess their interest in the kind of work the firm does?
AP: We tend to recruit trainees who are truly passionate about what we do and stand for. Although most trainees applying to us have a strong interest in the media and entertainment sectors, this is by no means a pre-requisite.

Some trainees come to us because we have strong family and employment groups. Others apply because, unlike other niche media firms, we are a full service law firm that can provide excellent legal skills training.

Ideally, we’re looking for trainees who are flexible and who are seeking a broad-based training, rather than trainees set on specialising in one particular niche area of the media. Work experience at a media/entertainment company helps to make an application stand out. We find that this type of work experience is invaluable for teaching trainees about the needs of our clients and raising commercial awareness.

While most applicants have at least some work experience in a law firm, work experience in industry will help a trainee application stand out. We find that this type of work experience is invaluable for an understanding of our clients’ business needs and for raising commercial awareness in the applicant. We look for well-rounded, engaging individuals who have a variety of interests outside the law, as they need to be able to communicate and socialise with a diverse range of clients in many different industries.

SG: How does the firm approach the qualification process?
AP: I can genuinely say that when we recruit, we are looking for future partners. We invest a great deal of time and effort to finding the right trainees and providing a first-rate training. We’re still a relatively small firm, and so when trainees start their training contract they become part of the “family”.

Sandi Simons and I, who are the partners responsible for trainees, make a huge effort to find newly-qualified posts for all trainees and take it as personal failure when a trainee leaves after qualification! This only tends to happen if a trainee is fixed on qualifying into a small niche area which may not have a vacancy at the relevant time.

SG: Where is the firm with respect to the economy and where you'd like to be?
AP: We seem to be surviving very well and our business model is very solid. I think the reason why we’ve not been as badly affected by the recession as many other firms is that we operate across a very broad spectrum of different media and entertainment sectors and also across other areas such as employment and family. The firm has always been very well-balanced – with no single group dominating.

SG: What advice do you have for students interested in Harbottle?
We're a very commercial firm in the sense that we like to think commercially and find innovative commercial solutions to legal issues. As such, we look for strong commercial awareness amongst trainees. Although many trainees come to us with law firm work experience, an internship in industry shows that they have actually seen how our clients’ businesses operate from the inside and what our clients value and need, and this is invaluable experience.

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More work highlights

The halcyon days of cinema may be over, but the firm continues to dazzle in the film sector, having been the number one pick to advise DreamWorks on all the production aspects of Steven Spielberg's movie adaptation of War Horse. On the theatre front, Harbottle's worked on the recent West End productions of Dirty Dancing, Singin' In The Rain, The Lady Killers, Shrek and Wicked. The music group worked on Live Nation's production of a Help for Heroes concert, while the sport team recently acted for Barclays in its Premier League sponsorship renewal and advised on event management for the University Boat Race.

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Anonymous said...

thanks for the info connecting more of #paedobritain

so good to see you blogging again zoompad

Anonymous said...

Hi Zoompad

Yes there is a general media cover up, sometimes because of the government an sometimes because of something else.

And you found it, and incredibly sinister firm of lawyers who literally buy the courts and the justice system, they must have judges, police officers, all sorts under their payment system.

The media will at times be extremely scared of this particular lawyers firm, is only part of the reason why the media do not report stuff.

All the celebrities use the same firm, the royal family, all sorts, it proves so many links now.

Now, I wonder if they are the lawyers for the Freemasons.

There are some things coming up, which we will be doing, non violent direct action, petitions, exposing stuff, all sorts, first idea is to arrange a boycott and a name and shame of any bank that serves a convicted paedophile, huge but it could work, it did with animal rights at Huntingdon.

Thet are spending huge amounts also on surveillance of Zoompad, me, and countless others, they spend our money to victimise and bully victims of care home abuse, care homes paid or by the tax payer, let's tell more people, our movement will grow.

Anonymous said...

Its interesting that you point out Harris and Savile were freinds, because i used to do a semi naked dance act with snakes, and was often called for private show biz parties,
and the same few gays were at all these often with young " love boys"
who should have been at home doing the school homework, BTW did you know the police searched the grounds of Savilies homes for childrens bodies ?

Zoompad said...

"spending huge amounts also on surveillance of Zoompad, me, and countless others, they spend our money to victimise and bully victims of care home abuse, care homes paid or by the tax payer"

I thought I was being paranoid about the low flying military aircraft, until I found out about Ian Puddick.

My family tease me about it now, the only way we can deal with this creepy shit is to have a chuckle about it, but its not funny, its really horrible.

The really stupid thing about it is, the more they do creepy stuff to me the more I find out about them! I would never have found out any of the stuff if they hadn't persecuted me, I just wouldn't have been looking, I'd have been just living quietly, all I ever craved for was a quiet and happy life with my family. They threatened my family life, thats why I have fought like a tiger! I just wanted to be loved as part of a family, and to be able to earn enough money to be able to live on, and to live quietly and modestly in a peaceful place.

One day the whole population is going to wake up to the full extent of what the paedos have done. People are talking about it now, I overheard a conversation in the street yesterday, the British Buggery Club and other media might be witholding the news but people are finding out stuff anyway without their help and in spite of their hindrance.

People are also starting to talk about Pindown, remembering the big investigation that the paedo gangsters have tried to airbrush out of history.

There's hardly anything stimulating on television any more, the paedos are having to be so careful to avoid triggering peoples memories that the daily TV fare is so bland and boring that even die hard telly addicts are switching off. It looks like we are going to have a lovely warm summer, then who is going to want to be stuck inside watching the One Eyed God? So the main brainwashing machine will be knackered if people switch off!

Zoompad said...

"did you know the police searched the grounds of Savilies homes for childrens bodies ?"

Its very difficult for the police, the satanists try to lead them onto false leads.

I would be surprised if Saville let any body be buried on his grounds, I would have thought him far too wily for that.

I would be looking very closely at the Burning Man festivals.

Anonymous said...

The Mossad handbook to control the net suggests a bombardment of different topics related to but slightly different from that stated, count how many emailed comments there are here off topic ?
Doa net search 96% of the sex and porn sites are jew owned and run, they are behind the rush to perversion in homosexual marriage and decriminalising boy-nobbing