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Month: October 2021


High Court throws out ‘trivial’ data leak claim

In Rolfe & Ors v Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP [2021] EWHC 2809 (QB) Master McCloud granted the Defendant’s application for summary judgment on the basis that there was no credible case that a data leak had caused distress or damage above a de minimis threshold. Facts The facts of the case are straightforward.  The Defendant…

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My professional regulator is investigating me. Help!

In recent months, this firm has noticed a steep increase in enquiries from professionals facing regulatory investigation. This has spanned various professions including, but not limited to, medical, dental, academic and legal. The main reason for this appears to be that many regulators were running a skeleton service of sorts during (and beyond) the lockdowns. …

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Brett Wilson LLP and its lawyers recommended in Chambers and Partners 2022 directory

Brett Wilson LLP’s media and communications law and criminal defence departments have again been recommended by the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory. In the firm’s media and communications law department, partners Iain Wilson (noted for ‘having very good knowledge and understanding what a client wants), Max Campbell (‘outstanding knowledge, practical approach and amazing client service‘) and…

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Neighbour CCTV harassment and data protection claim succeeds

Introduction On 12 October 2021, Oxford County Court handed down judgment in Fairhurst v Woodard (Case No: G00MK161).  A dispute between neighbours over the use of cameras for security purposes, the case gave rise to successful claims in harassment and data protection, and offers an important note of caution for those looking to install surveillance…

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Footballers assert data protection claim over the use of performance statistics

Data is a commodity, with businesses buying and selling huge amounts of it every day.  Generally, the personal data sold is authorised by the individuals to which it relates (often unwittingly by a waiver never read in a thrice-removed hyperlink alongside “accept cookies” or “I agree to these terms and conditions”). Russell Slade, however, is…

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Applying to set aside unfair financial remedy orders

I think I’ve been cheated in my divorce settlement, what do I do? My ex-spouse did not tell the truth about their finances when we settled our divorce, can anything be done? How long do I have to do something about my unfair divorce financial settlement? Can the financial settlement from my divorce be set…

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Brett Wilson LLP’s departments and lawyers recognised by Legal 500

Brett Wilson LLP has again been recommended in three categories in the prestigious Legal 500 directory of leading law firms:- Reputation Management Professional Discipline Crime (General) Media and communications law partners Iain Wilson (described as ‘superb’) and Max Campbell (noted for his ‘brilliant judgement and [standing] out among solicitors in this area for his strategic approach’) have been…

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