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Month: April 2020


Thomas Otter joins Brett Wilson’s Media and Communications Law team

Thomas Otter has joined Brett Wilson LLP’s Media and Communications Law team. Thomas is an Australian qualified lawyer practicing in London.  He has advised and acted in a large range of media disputes, and regularly advised defendant media organisations on pre and post publication matters whilst practicing in Australia. For Thomas’ full biography, please click…

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The legal basis of the lockdown

We are (hopefully) all familiar with the UK Government’s advice concerning COVID-19 social distancing.  Where there is perhaps less clarity is what is expressly prohibited and permitted by law. On 26 March 2020, in the Government implemented emergency legislation, namely the Health Protection (Coronavirus Regulations) 2020 “the Regulations”.  Due the urgency of the situation, the…

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Brett Wilson LLP listed as a top 20 London specialist firm in Legal 500 survey on client service

Brett Wilson LLP has been identified by the Legal 500/Legalese as having one of the highest levels of client service amongst London specialist firms. The survey of the UK’s legal profession, saw 60,000 clients interviewed.  The results of the survey showed that clients felt specialist boutique firms tended to provide a better quality of service…

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Civil justice system remains open for business despite COVID-19 restrictions

While much of our society is embarking on a forced sabbatical, there has been no respite in the world of litigation.  In this article, we consider some of the questions those contemplating, or already involved in, legal proceedings will undoubtedly be asking. This article is intended to provide an overview of the current position.  Details…

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Criminal justice during COVID-19: The only vaccine is technology

This blog was drafted on the day that UK coronavirus deaths surged by 563 people. 563 deaths also means thousands of lives affected by tragedy. Nothing stated below is intended to play down the devastating consequences of a day like this; a day we have not seen in a very long time. In such troubled…

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Brett Wilson LLP to start offering family law services

From 13 April 2020 Brett Wilson LLP will offer family law services to existing and new clients. The creation of a department providing such services is part of the firm’s wider expansion plans which also include the firm moving into larger custom-built offices in Farringdon once social distancing restrictions are lifted.  The decision to provide…

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