Paul Fishlock in legal battle with The Campaign Palace

Paul Fishlock – the F in BMF – is suing former employer The Campaign Palace.

The legal tussle centres on the nature of Fishlock’s exit from the Y&R-owned agency in February.

Mumbrella can reveal that Fishlock has filed a claim with the Supreme Court.

Fishlock left The Palace – an agency he worked for more than a decade over two spells – after the arrival of current ECD Reed Collins.  

According to sources, Fishlock learned about the arrival of Collins – who was hired to replace him – in a story on Campaign Brief.

The Campaign Palace declined to comment.

Widely respected as one of Australia’s finest copywriters, Fishlock is a founding partner of BMF having left The Palace to launch the agency with Warren Brown and Matthew Melhuish in 1996.

He rejoined The Palace in 2004 as chairman and executive creative director, and left in February 2011.

Fishlock was unavailable for comment.

The legal action is the latest in a string of problems for The Campaign Palace. As Mumbrella revealed last week, Sydney MD Michele Teague suddenly departed after just eight months.

And Mumbrella can reveal that global CEO David Sable is currently on his first visit to Australia since taking the helm.

Speaking to Mumbrella at Cannes, Sable acknowledged the agency’s problems but said it would come through the cycle.



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