The Cannings Purple team was asked to provide communications and public affairs support for the litigation team behind defendant and WA mining identity, Terry Streeter, due to a high level of media interest in a long running legal case involving a dispute over rights to shares in listed miner Western Areas.
Strategic advice was provided on statements and responses to media interest in the case and Mr Streeter personally. Careful positioning of the legal team and Mr Streeter throughout the case and backgrounding for journalists ensured a clear understanding of each development in the legal process.
The Streeter legal team achieved an end to the 10-year legal battle over the rights to $60 million worth of shares in Western Areas after the High Court rejected an appeal by the other company involved. Terry Streeter affirmed his determination to defend his reputation against what he regarded as a highly opportunistic and vexatious claim.