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I have been accused of a crime: will it be made public?

If you have been accused of a crime, whether this information will become public is likely to depend on whether you have been charged or not. Pre-charge: police investigation The recent case of Bloomberg LP v ZXC [2022] UKSC 5 makes it clear that generally there is an expectation that during the police investigation, someone…

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Could The Sun be facing the “mother of all privacy claims”?

On 11 July 2023, on the News Agents podcast, broadcaster Jon Sopel asked whether The Sun could be facing “the mother of all libel claims” for publishing allegations against a then unnamed BBC presenter.  On 13 July 2023, Vicky Flind confirmed that her husband Huw Edwards was the broadcaster in question.  It might be too…

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Careers at Brett Wilson LLP

We are presently recruiting a commercial/civil litigation solicitor and a legal cashier/finance assistant.  For further information please see our careers webpage.

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Brett Wilson partners recommended as top reputation and privacy lawyers in Spear’s 500

Media law partners Iain Wilson and Max Campbell have been recommended as top reputation and privacy lawyers in the prestigious Spear’s 500 legal directory.  The directory purports to be the definitive guide to the top private client advisers and service providers for HNW individuals.

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Has the SRA lost perspective on SLAPPs?

Brett Wilson Partner Iain Wilson writes about the recent SRA Thematic Review in the The Law Society Gazette. The article can be found be found here.

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Barrister who leaked draft Supreme Court judgment disbarred

Timothy Crosland, an unregistered barrister and director of environmental group Plan B, has been disbarred for deliberately flouting a Supreme Court embargo on a draft judgment. In 2020, the Supreme Court heard an appeal in the case of R (Friends of the Earth Ltd and others) v Heathrow Airport Limited [2020] UKSC 53, which concerned…

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Service by email to multiple addresses held to be invalid

In R (on the application of Tax Returned Ltd and others) v Commissioners for His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2022] EWHC 2515 (Admin), the Administrative Court provided clarification of when service by email is capable of being effective.  The case concerned HMRC’s decision to implement a new mandatory tax form for claiming tax relief on…

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Brett Wilson LLP ranked in The Times list of the top 250 law firms in England and Wales

Brett Wilson LLP has been listed in the Times Best Law Firms directory.  The directory lists the top 250 law firms in England and Wales (out of some 10,000 firms).  The firm is commended in the technology, media and telecoms category for its defamation and reputation management work. The firm’s entry can be found here….

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Brett Wilson LLP and its lawyers recommended in Chambers and Partners 2023 directory

Brett Wilson LLP’s media and communications law and criminal defence departments have again been recommended by the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory as leading departments in their field. In the firm’s media and communications law department, partners Iain Wilson (noted for ‘his exhaustive knowledge and valuable insight’), Max Campbell (‘first-class acumen and frighteningly accurate ability to…

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Tinder stalker sentenced for contempt of court

In Dew v Mills-Nanyn [2022] EWHC 1925 (QB) Mrs Justice Collins Rice sentenced the Defendant Oliver Mills-Nanyn to six months’ imprisonment, suspended for a period of two years for 20 sample breaches of undertakings to the court.  The Judge also ordered Mr Mills-Nanyn to pay the Claimant Scarlett Dew the sum of £30,000 in damages…

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