We advise media and technology companies on disputes relating to published content. Our team comprises of experts with a passion for media law and the experience to back it up.

We advise media publishers, internet service providers and others in relation to claims brought in libel, privacy, breach of confidence and data protection.

We have a particular specialism in advising clients on the impact of developments in privacy and data protection law on the services they provide. The team therefore works closely with the firm’s highly regarded data protection team. 

The firm’s long-standing focus on technology also means we are particularly well placed to advise media and technology clients who are embracing new ways to reach readers and viewers.

We work closely with clients as they develop new products and platforms, and advise on potential liability issues around the way those products and platforms are intended to operate.

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Alex Keenlyside

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Experience

Collectively, our lawyers have a wealth of experience, including:

Advising a leading global internet company on various high profile privacy, data protection and libel cases, including the first “Right to Be Forgotten” claims to be determined at trial in the High Court

Defending a leading international broadcaster and online content provider in High Court litigation in relation to a breach of confidence claim following its reporting on information contained in a mass data leak

Acting for a well-known production company in successfully opposing an injunction application sought by a high net worth individual regarding a proposed broadcast on national television

Acting for various well known online intermediaries in relation to disputes concerning content made available on their services and platforms

Representing various non-media/technology clients, including PLCs, universities, local authorities, charities and individuals in relation to libel and slander claims

Advising companies in various sectors in relation to malicious falsehood/”trade libel” disputes with competitors

What others say

Alex Keenlyside is “a passionate media law and litigation specialist”

Chambers and Partners 2020

Alex Keenlyside “continues to build a reputation in the market for advising across a range of privacy, defamation and data protection matters”

Chambers and Partners 2020

Recent rankings and awards

Media & entertainment: Gaming, social media & interactive content - Band 4
Chambers and Partners 2020