Firm profile submitted by Brett Wilson LLP
Partners: Nick Brett and Iain Wilson
Prominent litigation boutique focussed on the protection of reputation and crisis management.
The firm’s reputation management department advises and represents corporations, organisations (including The Law Society and local authorities) and individuals in defamation, privacy, data protection, harassment and intellectual property disputes. It is known, in particular, for its expertise in online libel and harassment, data protection claims against search engines, and medical confidence breaches.
The firm’s criminal litigation and regulatory team is typically engaged by professionals facing allegation, investigation or prosecution for the first time. It also has considerable expertise in dealing with allegations of a sexual, or otherwise highly sensitive nature.
The firm is well known for its fraud and financial crime work, in both civil and criminal arenas. It has acted in many of the largest fraud cases involving individuals in recent years, and is renowned for assiduous preparation and attention to detail.
There is extensive liaison between the firm’s departments, particularly on issues such as adverse publicity, press intrusion, court reporting, and toxic search results, providing clients with comprehensive holistic support.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Defamation: A particular focus on online libel. Acted for claimants in the leading cases of Tamiz v Google Inc  EWCA Civ 68 and The Law Society & Ors v Kordowski  EWHC 3185 (QB).
Privacy/ Data Protection: Preventing dissemination/misuse of private information.
Harassment: Claimant work including cyberbullying/ trolling, revenge porn and stalking.
Crime: Expertise across whole range of offences. Typical clients are professionals facing prosecution for the first time.
Regulatory: BIS, GMC, GDC, FCA, and Trading Standards investigations.
Fraud (Criminal & Civil): Large scale criminal prosecutions and high-value Chancery Division claims.
Asset Forfeiture: Civil asset recovery, cash detention and confiscation proceedings.