Lord Clarke is a full time arbitrator at Arbitrators at 10 Fleet Street, the Arbitration wing of Quadrant Chambers based on Fleet Street in London.
He was one of the first Supreme Court Justices and retired from the Supreme Court in September 2017. Lord Clarke has had an illustrious career, first at the Admiralty and commercial bar, before being appointed a High Court Judge in 1993, sitting in the Admiralty, Commercial and Crown Court. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal and Privy Council in 1998 and was Master of the Rolls from 2005 to 2009. He was the first High Court judge to be appointed directly to the Supreme Court.
As Lord Justice Clarke he conducted an inquiry into the collision between the Marchioness and the Bow Belle and its aftermath, which was a tragic affair but at least led to the RNLI putting lifeboats on the Thames.
Having read economics and law at King’s College Cambridge, Lord Clarke was called to the Bar in 1965 and practised at what was then 2 Essex Court, first as a junior until he took silk and became a QC in 1979 and thereafter until he became judge in 1993. He was head of chambers for a number of years in the 1980s. His practice was commercial and maritime and included both advocacy and, as time progressed, arbitration work as both counsel and arbitrator. He did a number of cases in Hong Kong and Singapore as a silk. Shipping inquiries were not uncommon in those years and he played a part in a good number, including the Herald of Free Enterprise, in which he was counsel for the owners. He also became a Recorder in 1985 and a Bencher of the Middle Temple in 1987.
Tony has specialised in complex, high value commercial fraud cases for over 20 years in cases as diverse as “raider” attacks in the former Soviet Union; alleged corruption in Russia, Iraq, Korea, the Gulf, West Africa and Indo-China as well as the UK; international banking fraud; misappropriation and abuse of intellectual property and trade secrets; abuse of overseas trusts; and money laundering. In addition to private clients, he has also advised and acted for the Serious Fraud Office, the National Crime Agency, representatives of foreign heads of state and foreign government officials concerning the civil recovery of proceeds of crime and corruption. Recently, he has been acting in the case of Sabbagh v Khoury in a dispute, worth over USD500 million, between the shareholders of the world’s largest private construction company involving alleged conspiracy to defraud; he has also recently advised in a multi-jurisdictional action between Russian oligarchs in a claim worth over US$2bn and is advising a foreign governmental body in relation to an international corruption claim worth over US30bn. He has extensive experience in obtaining asset freezing injunctions, search orders and other pre-emptive relief.
Tony has also advised Parliamentarians and NGO’s on matters of public law and human rights. In 2013 he was awarded the “Prospect Think Tank Publication of Year” for “Neither Just nor Secure; The Justice and Security Bill” published by the Centre for Policy Studies and co-written with Andrew Tyrie MP.
He has been co-head of Blackstone Chambers since January 2012.
Damian is a Dispute Resolution Partner and co-head of our International Arbitration Group. He has a broad-ranging commercial litigation, international arbitration and investigations practice, with a particular interest in energy and fraud-related disputes. He represents a diverse range of clients, including sovereign governments and agencies, banks, investment managers and other financial services institutions in complex, multijurisdictional, high-value proceedings.
Damian is the editor of ‘The Dispute Resolution Review’, a cross border guide to dispute resolution and co-author of a textbook on Contract Law published by Oxford University Press.
Matt leads the disputes and labour team at Royal Mail, including litigation, employment, pensions, health & safety and personal injury. Prior to joining Royal Mail in 2015 he was the Global Head of Employment Law at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Matt trained and qualified at Linklaters.
Octavia Knox Cartwright is Head of Litigation for the EME region of Barclays. Octavia joined the Investment Banking division of Barclays in August 2009 and took up her current role in March 2015. Barclays’ Litigation Team manages litigation, investigation and enforcement risk across all the bank’s business areas: Retail, Corporate, Barclaycard, Wealth, Non-Core and the Investment Bank. Octavia’s work has included benchmark investigations and litigation, notably LIBOR and ISDAfix, including the Graiseley (Guardian Care Homes) LIBOR test case, management of the IRHP/swaps portfolio, claims arising from the close out and valuation of leveraged bond portfolios and, more recently, claims and investigations in the Wealth, Cyber and Whistleblowing arenas. Octavia also works closely with the Tax, Financial Crime and Competition teams.
Octavia was in private practice at Linklaters and Nabarro LLP, where she acted on a wide range of litigation and investigation matters for clients such as JPMorgan, Ernst & Young and the SEC. She spent 6 months on secondment to Linklaters’ New York office, where she worked on Enron litigation, the air cargo investigation and claims for investment banking clients. She continues to have a strong cross jurisdictional element to her practice.
Martin Davies is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice. An accomplished trial lawyer, Mr. Davies has more than 20 years’ experience advising clients on a broad range of complex, high-profile commercial disputes, including corporate and shareholder disputes, banking and financial litigation, and fraud.
Chambers & Partners UK described Mr. Davies as “a brilliant litigator” who is “very level-headed and measured.” Over recent years, Martin acted in the RBS Rights Issue litigation, one of the largest cases before the courts.
Mr. Davies has deep knowledge in the financial services, communications, entertainment, sports and media, and technology sectors, combining significant High Court experience with a recognized track record in domestic and international arbitration, including before specialist tribunals, both in the UK and US.
Mr. Davies also regularly advises on public law issues, conducting judicial reviews for both applicants and regulators, and has considerable experience running internal investigations on behalf of clients, including appearing before the regulator.
Adam Johnson QC is a disputes specialist with almost 30 years' experience handling large-scale commercial litigation and arbitration cases. Notable representations have included acting for the UK Andersen partners in the wake of the Enron collapse; for the US Securities & Exchange Commission in proceedings arising out of the Aremisoft scandal; and more recently, for the Royal Bank of Scotland and certain of its former directors in the RBS Rights Issue Litigation. Adam has a particular interest in cross-border disputes and international law, and has a long-standing connection with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is Vice-Chair of the Herbert Smith Freehills Pro Bono and Citizenship Council, and a trustee of Pro Bono Community, a charity involved in the provision of legal training to law-centre volunteers.
Caroline founded Institutional Protection Services Ltd., the global shareholder action and financial antitrust action specialist, in 2004. Previously Caroline worked for the London Stock Exchange as Head of International Business Development, Head of New Business Streams and founder and Head of the Exchange’s Training and Consultancy division. She also sat on the Exchange’s Management Committee. Prior to this, Caroline worked in various market regulation and international market development roles and for Credit Lyonnais at their Paris headquarters, trading financial futures. She holds a MA from Balliol College, Oxford University.
Jenny Whiteman is a senior in-house lawyer at Hermes Investment Management. She joined Hermes in 2008 having trained at Eversheds and qualified into the Commercial department in 2003. Jenny undertakes a broad range of work at Hermes, which is mainly non-contentious, including leading major outsourcing contract negotiations and negotiating client and supply agreements. Jenny has been responsible for advising both Hermes and its owner, BT Pension Scheme, on shareholder litigation since 2012. This has included considering and advising on lead plaintiff and opt-out actions, and also non-US actions. Jenny has recently been involved in drafting a shareholder litigation policy for BT Pension Scheme to ensure a transparent and uniform approach in this area.
Clive Zietman, Partner, Head of Commercial Litigation, Stewarts
Head of Commercial Litigation
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Clive is a well-known commercial litigator who has been involved in a wide range of complex and high-value claims including a number of high-profile frauds, professional negligence claims and banking disputes. His work regularly involves an international dimension. Clive leads the Commercial Litigation team at Stewarts. Over the past few years, he has been involved in several actions against banks, a task that most central London law firms are unable to undertake as a result of conflicts of interest.
Clive also acts as a supervising solicitor appointed by the court in search order cases. He has been involved in several high-profile search order cases including the Ferrari secrets case and the Elton John stolen refuse dispute.
Jonathan is a Partner in PwC’s Forensic Services Practice with over 17 years experience as a forensic accountant and investigator. Jonathan is a Trustee of the Fraud Advisory Panel and fellow of the ICAEW. His practice provides technology led multi-specialist solutions for clients who are involved in investigations and disputes. This includes data discovery and preservation, advanced analytics, multi-source intelligence and forensic accounting expertise. Jonathan’s clients have ranged from UK central government to international private sector companies.
John Lapraik is a Solicitor with 30 years experience in private practice handling commercial litigation and arbitration disputes. He has extensive experience in using IT as an "enabler" to manage complex disputes and the rapidly increasing volumes of data – often stored in multiple legal jurisdictions.
He acts as UK General Counsel for Advanced Discovery, a company that specialises in handling hard copy and electronic data - from preservation and forensic investigation through to collecting, searching and reviewing data.
He regularly lectures and advises on a range of legal (including data protection issues), practical and IT matters that relate to the preservation, collection and early data assessment along with the use of IT review platforms and the utilisation of computer assisted review to focus on relevant material.
Claire Walter, Head of Dispute Resolution Paris-London at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank.
Claire leads the Paris-London Dispute Resolution platform which consists of 10 lawyers between the London and Paris offices and handles a variety of domestic and cross border contentious, advisory, competition and regulatory matters. When asked recently about the team in an in-house publication, Claire’s response was “I can proudly say that the team is made up of bright, emotionally intelligent lawyers who are very committed and hard-working”
Claire joined the in-house legal team from private practice at the London branch in 2007, joining just prior to the start of the global financial crisis. She has built it to a team of 10 lawyers today.
Claire read jurisprudence as St Peter’s College, Oxford University. She trained and qualified at Clifford Chance LLP, later moving to Mayer Brown LLP.
Specialist Attorney at law, computer systems engineer, certified computer forensics expert and eDiscovery project consultant; with more than 25 years combined experience in legal practice, ediscovery consulting and computer evidence analysis.
Instructed as lead eDiscovery and forensic consultant in numerous high profile civil and criminal cases involving the UK, foreign law enforcement and regulatory agencies including, SFO, FCA, ICO, SEC, ASIC and the FBI. A defence expert in matters concerning the Metropolitan police of London and the Crown prosecution services. Subject matter expert in IT Project disputes, corporate fraud, due diligence, compliance and regulatory investigations.
Books written and published
1. "Introduction to Computer evidence for Lawyers."
2. "Electronic Documents - Discovery & Disclosure: Principles & Strategies"
3. "Cybercrime law: in Nigeria - Principles & Strategies."
Ben Rigby is a freelance legal journalist, who has written regularly for Law Business Review, Managing Partner, Solicitors’ Journal, the Law Society Gazette, The Lawyer, Legal Week, IBA In-House Perspective, IBA Global Insight, and Tax Journal and various young lawyer magazines. He is the editor-in-chief of Commercial Dispute Resolution magazine (CDR) and editor of African Law & Business magazine.
He previously worked as a staff reporter on Legal Business and In-House Lawyer magazines, and is formerly the Bar Editor of the Legal 500 UK.
A non-practicing solicitor, he has worked in general practice in Essex and Kent, as well as at the Law Society of England & Wales and in government.
He is a past president of the European Young Bar Association and a past chairman of the London Young Solicitors Group, having also served as a trustee of the Law Society’s Charity for twelve years. He is a member of Clare College, Cambridge’s Alumni Council (1989).
Antonio Suarez-Martinez is Assistant General Counsel with the Dispute Resolution & Prevention Department at GSK having joined the company from private practice in December 2014. In his role at GSK Antonio manages UK litigation for GSK reporting to the Global Head of Disputes. On behalf of the company he manages or advises on commercial disputes, product liability claims, and internal and external investigations in the UK, although he also oversees certain matters arising overseas for the company. Prior to joining GSK Antonio was a Partner within the London Office of Edwards Wildman where he specialised in managing large scale disputes on behalf of multi-national companies, anti-corruption work, as well as acting for Governments in arbitration and public international law disputes.
Kenny is a commercial litigator with particular expertise in competition litigation. He has represented multinational clients on some of the highest profile global and European cartels damages claims filed in Europe to date.
Unusually, Kenny has experience acting for both claimants and defendants, giving him useful insights on tactics and approach. Clients instruct Kenny repeatedly, recognising his strategic thinking and the practical solutions that he delivers.
Kenny also has broad experience in general commercial litigation, in particular in regulated sectors including pharmaceutical and technology. He has successfully litigated bet-the-company claims, including on expedited timetables to trial. Kenny also advises clients on seeking and defending injunctive relief.
Kenny speaks and also writes frequently on the topic of competition litigation, including in the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice and Competition Policy International.
Kenny has been quoted in numerous media outlets including The Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Stewarts specialises in high-value and complex disputes, our track record of success for our clients has helped us become the UK’s leading litigation-only law firm.
Clients choose us for our legal excellence, our specialist expertise and our pioneering approach to complex litigation. Our focus is always on success: achieving the best results for our clients around the world.
Each of our departments has an international reputation for excellence acting for corporate and individual clients. To enable our clients to take a global approach to litigation we have strategic partnerships in place with law firms around the globe.
Stewarts is the UK's largest litigation-only law firm with more than 340 staff, including over 50 partners with offices in London and Leeds.
The firm includes some of the UK’s leading litigation lawyers and enjoys a reputation for innovative and groundbreaking litigation.
We are top ranked in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, the leading guides to the legal profession in the UK.
Our lawyers have unrivalled experience in putting together innovative costs arrangements enabling our clients to manage risk and litigate from a position of financial strength. We strive for excellence in all that we do. This includes not just our cutting-edge approach to litigation, it extends to our responsibilities as an employer and to the wider community.
Julia is the Senior VP and UK Managing Director of Consilio/ Advanced Discovery and has 25 years’ experience in the legal industry. After 7 years as General Counsel and UK board member of T-Mobile UK, in 2004, Julia founded Kite Consultancy where she advised law firms and in-house legal departments on a range of issues, from organisation and design, operations, technical implementations and strategy to leadership, development, and change management. The company merged with H4 and in 2009 was acquired by Huron Consulting Group with Julia becoming a UK-based managing director. Prior to these roles Julia, a qualified solicitor, was a managing partner at Andersen Legal and worked at Shearman & Sterling in New York, and Herbert Smith in London specialising in corporate law.
Dave is the Head of Litigation for BT, having joined the group in April 2015. Dave is responsible for setting BT’s overall strategy and approach to litigation and related areas across the group.
Dave joined BT from Barclays, where he was Global Head of Litigation for Barclays Wealth until May 2014 and then the Head of Litigation for Personal Banking, Wealth, Barclaycard and Operations & Technology (EMEA) responsible for contentious legal and regulatory issues. Prior to Barclays, Dave was an Executive Director in the litigation team at Morgan Stanley.
Dave started his career at Deneys Reitz (in his native South Africa) before joining Allen & Overy in 2001. He has significant experience in managing complex civil and criminal litigation and investigations across many jurisdictions.
Christopher is a Queen’s Counsel and chairman of the Linklaters Global Competition Practice. Before joining Linklaters, he was a practising barrister for many years. He was a judge of what is now the EU General Court from 1992 to 1999 and President of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal from 2000 to 2007.
Christopher is considered to be one of the most influential competition lawyers in Europe. He is sought out by corporates, financial institutions and governments for his advice and unique perspective on antitrust, regulatory and EU law issues, particularly those involving interaction at senior levels of competition authorities and/or advice on Court proceedings. He is often instructed by clients for peer review, when expert opinion or other reinforcement is required. His ability to speak openly with decision makers at the highest level is valued by clients.
Christopher co-leads the Linklaters’ response to the EU referendum, engaging closely with clients and stakeholders in both the UK, other EU Member States and third countries. He is regularly called upon to speak at events and participate at the highest level concerning the many legal questions which arise following the Brexit decision.
In recent years, Christopher has provided high level strategic advice to clients in several industries including pharmaceuticals, technology, banking and financial services, energy and transport.
Examples of matters Christopher has advised on include:
a major airline in relation to the European Commission and Department of Justice investigations, and subsequent private class action litigation, regarding the air cargo cartel
a leading technology company in relation to appeals before the EU courts
a major payment card provider in relation to a European Commission investigation and damages claims regarding interchange fees
Novartis on the global antitrust strategy and merger clearances in relation to its three way, inter-conditional asset swap with GSK, involving the acquisition by Novartis of GSK’s oncology business, the sale to GSK of Novartis’ vaccines business (excluding influenza vaccines) and the creation of a joint venture in consumer health products with GSK
Microsoft in relation to its complaints to the European Commission against Google
a leading luxury goods manufacturer on the Vertical Restraints Block Exemption, the challenges of the internet, and the supply of spare parts
a European rail company on its successful appeal to the European Court of Justice against dawn raid decisions by the European Commission
a major healthcare company on allegations of obstruction in the context of a dawn raid
a major European energy company in relation to allegations of breach of seal during a dawn raid
Lloyds Banking Group on the state aid investigation regarding the UK government’s £17bn capital injection as well as the ongoing implementation of the EU state aid remedies; and in relation to the Independent Banking Commission
Martin Howe QC practises in intellectual property law and EU law particularly on the free movement of goods and services. He was a member of the government's Commission on a Bill of Rights for the United Kingdom, and is currently Chairman of Lawyers for Britain.
Specialist in EU, public law and international litigation and arbitration before English courts, the CJEU and, in conjunction with local lawyers, in the national courts of EU Member States. Particularly experienced in appellate advocacy before supreme courts. Good linguist (French, German, Spanish and Italian). Also sits as an arbitrator.
Julian heads the International Injury department at Stewarts and is rated in the top tier of travel lawyers by both The Legal 500 and Chambers. Recent work includes acting for the family of Jules Bianchi, who died nine months after suffering a severe brain injury during the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix in 2014.
In addition to his experience in international personal injury, Julian also has a thorough understanding of litigation funding. As Head of the KM and Compliance department, he is involved in developing and implementing improvements to the legal services provided by Stewarts, including innovative cost and funding options. The firm’s expertise in the use of third party funding, after-the-event insurance and risk-sharing fee agreements enables our clients to manage risk and litigate from a position of financial strength.
Julian is a regular contributor to a wide variety of legal journals and lecturer at national and international conferences. He authors two chapters of the well-regarded Schedule of Loss textbook.
Maura provides technical advice to clients and colleagues on issues of both substantive law and court procedure. A general commercial litigator by background, her particular areas of interest include privilege, costs and funding issues, contract law and conflict of laws.
Maura is an editor of the Herbert Smith Freehills 'Litigation notes' blog and also edits the firm's online privilege and jurisdiction materials and its contract disputes practical guides series. She has been a member of various Civil Justice Council working groups including in relation to damages based agreements and concurrent expert evidence.
Maura is a general editor of Class Actions in England and Wales, which is due to be published with Sweet & Maxwell in June.
I lead a legal team of 10 which manages risk for Vodafone UK on litigation, competition & regulatory, property and employment.
Alan is Head of Arthur J. Gallagher’s Dispute Resolution Teams, Major Risk and M&A practices, and represents the interest of Gallagher’s larger clients on Gallagher’s UK Retail Executive.
Alan’s practice is focused on businesses/issues that have difficult challenging and complex needs ranging from Opponents costs and DBA protections to Arbitration Defaults and Litigation Appeals . Using his 30 years of experience, Alan works with both expert solicitors and litigation funders, placing some of the larger policy limits in this class, and has a keen focus on the scope of the policy wordings.
Alan completed his MBA in 1998 , gained his Associateship of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) in 1989, and is an Approved Person under the FCA regime.
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As part of the Vannin Capital team, Rosemary has been at the forefront of the development of dispute resolution funding over recent years, both in the UK and globally. She has particular experience funding insolvency claims, competition claims and group actions both in the UK and across the globe.
Rosemary is a solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales. Before joining Vannin, she was a Senior Associate in the Litigation department at Allen & Overy LLP in London, where she trained and qualified. While at Allen & Overy, Rosemary spent time on secondment at the Court of Appeal as Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Dyson (now Lord Dyson) and at TUI Travel Plc.
Rosemary has extensive experience in a wide range of corporate and financial disputes both in England and internationally, acting for large corporations, banks and other financial institutions. She also has expertise in managing complex cross jurisdictional disputes both as a practicing solicitor and funder.
She regularly contributes to articles and presents on a wide range of topics in connection with dispute resolution funding, with a particular focus on the benefits of funding to well capitalised claimants, the global growth of funding and its impact on the dispute resolution landscape and the development of group actions across the world.
In 2017, Rosie was elected Executive Committee Member of the RUSSIAN AND CIS ARBITRATION NETWORK (RCAN) and in 2018 to the Executive Committee of RAIIDAR.
Described by The Legal 500 as “first rate”, Mo specialises in complex commercial disputes and investigations, predominantly for large public and private sector organisations, and overseas governments.
He recently acted on an internal investigation into historic corruption and fraud by a senior director within a FTSE 250 listed group, defending an HMRC investigation arising as a result and pursuing claims against the director responsible.
Mo also advises on high-value disputes relating to a range of commercial matters including IT and PFI projects, product recalls and corporate claims arising from mergers and acquisitions. His clients span industries as diverse as manufacturing, financial services, technology, energy and health.
Articles written by Mo have featured in Who’s Who Legal and The Lawyer, and he has also appeared on Sky TV discussing international corruption, with particular reference to the GlaxoSmithKline China allegations.
Sam Tate is an Associate Managing Director, Head of ABC EMEA based in Exiger’s London office. Sam is a leading regulatory and compliance advisor with significant practical, in-house expertise in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering (AML), and fraud. Sam also serves as Exiger’s Assistant General Counsel.
Sam joined Exiger from BP PLC, where he was their London based subject matter expert on anti-bribery & corruption (ABC) and anti-money laundering (AML). He held this position during the Department of Justice monitorship of BP and was responsible for advising BP senior management on policies and controls, financial crime risk in M&A and significant contracts, reviewing risk in joint ventures, reviewing risk assessments, and advising on matters in Africa, India, the Middle East, Europe, and Russia. He also supervised a significant number of investigations, assessments, and compliance related reviews.
Prior to his time at BP, Sam was a senior lawyer at Clifford Chance LLP, where he specialized in financial crime and commercial litigation.
Before this, Sam held positions at Holman Fenwick & Willan and Norton Rose LLP.
• Durham University, Bachelor of Laws
Simon is head of the Deloitte Forensic Disputes & Investigations practice in the UK, a team which includes over 20 partners and directors with a range of claims and dispute resolution experience, as well as deep investigative capabilities.
Simon has extensive experience of working with special committees drawn from the boards of organisations to oversee reviews and investigations into sensitive incidents and circumstances which have led to public, regulatory and government scrutiny. Simon has interacted with, and overseen the preparation of reports and material that have been provided to, various government and regulatory bodies, including the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the UK Serious Fraud Office, the UK Financial Reporting Council, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in Scotland, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement in Ireland and the US Department of Justice. For UK projects in the public domain, Simon has led investigations and reviews at iSoft, Cattles, City of Edinburgh Council, UK Asset Resolution, Speedy Hire, Tesco and Redcentric.
Simon is also an experienced disputes practitioner, having acted as an expert witness in court-based litigation and arbitrations, as well as in expert determinations.
Robert qualified as a solicitor in 1983, spending most of his legal career at Marks & Spencer. As Head of Legal, he was responsible for all legal advice provided to the M&S Group worldwide during a period that included two failed bids by Philip Green and a seven year battle with Interflora over the use of Google adwords. He retired from M&S in 2016 and is currently working as a consultant with Peerpoint (Allen & Overy) on interim assignments
Antony Dunkels - Director, Litigation and Legal Affairs
Antony is a UK-qualified barrister and a Director in Edelman’s Litigation and Legal Affairs practice, providing communications and reputation counsel to organisations and individuals. Antony transferred into communications in 2013 and now specialises in litigation, banking regulation, disputes and issues management. He developed his expertise during an 11-year career at the criminal Bar and as a seconded lawyer at the Financial Conduct Authority, Enforcement division.
Antony is a skilled public speaker and published expert on communications and reputation risk, measurement and mitigation. He has advised on complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation and on some of the most high-profile or significant disputes of recent years. He works closely with media and digital specialists, lawyers, business intelligence, corporate re-structuring, and other professional advisors to ensure the most favourable outcome for the client.
Claire has more than 20 years’ experience as a litigator at Carter-Ruck.
Throughout her career, her main focus has been her broad media practice, notably defamation and privacy, data protection and protection from harassment, and extending to copyright and trade mark infringement. Claire has worked on a wide variety of cases, including complex libel litigation such as the very high profile and sensitive case of Berezovsky v Fridman. She recently acted in the case of NT1 and NT2 v Google in which she successfully established the 'Right to Be Forgotten' in the UK.
Claire’s clients include politicians, celebrities, business people, professionals and academics. She has wide experience in reputation management, providing urgent trouble-shooting advice pre-publication or pre-broadcast and, often working alongside PR advisors, giving discreet advice on how to deal with unwanted media scrutiny.
Claire also undertakes complex commercial litigation, including claims for professional negligence and financial mis-selling.
Chambers & Partners 2018 legal directory says Claire is " ferocious in protecting the client".
Jo Sanders is a Partner at Harbottle & Lewis LLP advising on all legal areas affecting the protection, use and security of information. This frequently means working with other professional advisors on management of risk, issues and crisis. She has particular expertise in protecting sensitive or commercially valuable information when it is threatened with disclosure, whether that be through legitimate procedures such as litigation disclosure, freedom of information or data subject access, police or regulatory investigations or improper threats to information posed by former employees, data security breach and hacking or covert investigations. As a former journalist and PR consultant, Jo combines her previous experiences in the media and communications field to advise on legal engagement with the newspapers, broadcasters, online platforms and search engines, protest groups and campaigners and employees over actual or threatened misuse of information, or false claims.
Michael worked as a journalist for almost 20 years, including ten years as chief political correspondent and then political editor of the Sunday Times of London. He's also served as BT's Corporate Affairs Director for seven years, and now works as a Managing Director at Hanover, the UK's leading independent communications and public affairs consultancy.
During his time at BT, Michael worked closely with senior in-house counsel on numerous legal issues. His spells in consultancy have seen him advise corporations, high net worth individuals and Hollywood celebrities on litigation PR and other sensitive legal disputes.
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