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Alex Cochrane joins Brett Wilson LLP

Brett Wilson LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of Alex Cochrane in the firm's media law department.

Alex joins Brett Wilson from Collyer Bristow and is a highly-regarded senior solicitor specialising in reputation management, privacy law, social media and commercial disputes.

Alex has been involved in a number of leading defamation/privacy cases including Cairns v Modi [2012] EWCA Civ 1382 and PNM v Times Newspapers Ltd. [2017] UKSC 49.

Alex regularly acts for high profile figures and celebrities. In particular, he has managed a huge number of successful claims for victims of phone-hacking against the former publishers of the News of the World, the MirrorSunday Mirror, and the People.

Commending Alex, the Legal 500 noted how he "gains clients’ trust through a mixture of an authoritative yet friendly personality coupled with outstanding legal expertise’."

The arrival of Alex at Brett Wilson LLP fortifies an already formidable media law department, which has long been recognised by the Legal 500 as being amongst the best in the country.  Three members of the department, including Alex, are ranked as leaders in their field by Chambers and Partners.  

Brett Wilson LLP is known for its pioneering work in the field of online defamation, privacy and harassment and has been involved in a number of leading cases.  The firm acted in two of last year's eight libel trials, representing the successful claimant in each instance.

A full biography can be found here.

To contact Alex directly please email: or telephone

020 7183 8950



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