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9.11.18

The Mail pays libel damages to Treasury Counsel over alleged errors in Ben Stokes prosecution

The Mail has agreed to pay libel damages and legal costs to Treasury Counsel Alison Morgan after suggesting that she was facing criticism for selecting the wrong charges in the prosecution of international cricketer Ben Stokes and responsible for a decision not to charge fellow England cricketer Alex Hales. An apology published in the Mail…

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1.11.18

Brett Wilson LLP recognised by Chambers and Partners 2019 as leaders in defamation and crime

Brett Wilson LLP is one of only 28 UK firms to be ranked for Defamation/Reputation Management in the 2019 edition of the Chambers and Partners directory. Within the department, Iain Wilson, Max Campbell and Alex Cochrane are individually recommended. The prestigious directory also acknowledges the firm as a recognised practitioner in Crime, including it on a…

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29.10.18

Brett Wilson LLP ranked in four categories in Legal 500 2018/19

Brett Wilson LLP has been ranked in four categories in the prestigious Legal 500 directory of leading law firms:- Reputation Management Professional Discipline Crime (General) Fraud (White collar crime) In addition to the firm’s rankings, every solicitor at Brett Wilson LLP has been individually recommended in their specialist field(s). Commenting on the rankings, managing partner…

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26.10.18

Why Lord Hain was wrong to disclose Sir Philip Green’s name

Lord Hain’s decision to name Sir Philip Green in the House of Lords as the individual who obtained an interim-injunction against the Daily Telegraph has polarised opinion.  On the one hand, his plaudits state that he has stood up against the rich and powerful who use non-disclosure agreements to suppress their victims.  On the other,…

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16.10.18

Consumer website says “no thanks” to the GDPR and the EU

In the months that led up to the GDPR coming into force on 25 May 2018, as we readied ourselves to enter into a brave new world of enhanced regulation that sought to afford better protection of our personal data, we were all asked the same question over and over again: “Are you prepared for…

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29.09.18

Leading media lawyer to face SDT over alleged ‘offensive and profane’ comments on social media

Mark Lewis, a solicitor who undertook pioneering work in bringing phone-hacking claims against the News of the World, is being prosecuted by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (‘SRA’) before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (‘SDT’) in respect of allegations that he posted ‘offensive and profane’ communications on social media. It is alleged by the SRA that on…

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23.09.18

Barrister fined by ICO as unencrypted client data is uploaded on to the internet

A senior barrister has been fined £1,000.00 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) after unencrypted client data was accidentally uploaded to the internet by her husband. A total of 725 documents, containing information belonging to up to 250 people, were temporarily uploaded to an internet directory when the barrister’s husband was updating software on the…

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21.09.18

Elton John accepts libel damages from The Sun on Sunday over allegations that his dog injured a child

In a joint statement read in the High Court, it was confirmed that Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish have settled their libel claim against New Group Newspapers Limited, the publishers of the The Sun on Sunday.  In an article published on the newspaper’s front paper in February 2018, it was alleged that the claimants’…

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12.09.18

Iain Wilson interviewed by Bloomberg Radio (New York) on Google’s date with the ECJ

Brett Wilson LLP partner Iain Wilson is interviewed on Google’s challenge to the French data regulator’s right to be forgotten ruling. The interview took place on the Bloomberg Politics, Policy, Power and Law Show on Bloomberg Radio (New York) and can be accessed here.

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9.09.18

BA hit by massive data breach

British Airways (‘BA’) has reported that between 10.58pm on 21 August and 9.45pm on 5 September 2018, it was the victim of a ‘sophisticated, malicious’ cyber attack resulting in the theft of personal and financial data belonging to up to 380,000 customers who booked flights via the BA app and website during that time period….

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