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3.11.22

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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20.10.22

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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30.09.22

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 The firm is praised for its ‘…client-orientated approach, vigorous representation of its clients interests’ and delivery of results.  Its reputation management practice is described as ‘exceptional in every regard’. Media and…

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9.08.22

The Bill of Rights Bill – what is the effect on reputation management claims?

Percy Preston considers the Bill of Rights Bill (‘the Bill’) introduced into Parliament on 22 June 2022. This analysis provides insight into the impact of the Bill in a wider European landscape and in relation to privacy law, defamation law and freedom of speech.   The Bill of Rights, the Supreme Court and the European…

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28.06.22

Privacy claim requires ‘positive act’ by the defendant to demonstrate misuse of private information

Percy Preston of Brett Wilson LLP is interviewed about the High Court’s decision in Smith and others v TalkTalk Telecom Group plc [2022] EWHC 1311 (QB) Information Law analysis: This judgment concerned several applications in a claim based on alleged mass data breaches. The claimants sought damages from the defendant in the tort of misuse…

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18.05.22

Blacklisted: Removing a marker from a fraud database

Fraud databases effectively act as blacklists for financial institutions.  An individual with a fraud marker against their name on a fraud database will normally only discover its existence after they have had to deal with the adverse effects that it can cause, such as being refused credit, or an abrupt (and often unexplained) closure of…

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27.04.22

Sex offender’s attempt to hold law firm to ransom over data breach backfires

In Chief Constable of Kent Police & Anor v Taylor [2022] EWHC 737 (QB), Mr Justice Saini considered a claim for breach of confidence, arising from the Defendant’s refusal to delete videos that a law firm that had accidentally disclosed to him and which contained sensitive information about a vulnerable minor.  The videos were taken…

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26.04.22

Closed judgments and national security

In this blog we examine the decisions in The Queen on the application of Privacy International v Investigatory Powers Tribunal [2022] EWHC 770 QB and Her Majesty’s Attorney General for England and Wales v British Broadcasting Corporation [2022] EWHC 826 (QB), and the topic of closed judgments.  Neither judgment fully explains the reasoning behind their…

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4.02.22

In defence of privacy and the judiciary: the fall-out from HRH the Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Brett Wilson LLP partner Iain Wilson tries to unpick some of the misreporting following the Court of Appeal’s decision in HRH the Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 1810   Here we are again.  The press doesn’t like us having private lives and the government doesn’t like judges making decisions it disagrees…

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10.01.22

Lexis Nexis Interview: Misuse of private information claims – where are we after Lloyd v Google?

Percy Preston of Brett Wilson LLP is interviewed about the future of misuse of private information claims after the Supreme Court’s decision in Lloyd v Google [2021] UKSC 50 What are the key points the Supreme Court made in Lloyd v Google regarding misuse of private information claims? It is important to note that the…

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