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Associate Solicitor Manchester Commercial LitigationMedia Law
Laura advises clients on a wide range of legal issues including:
- Defamation (libel and slander)
- Misuse of private information
- Breach of confidence
- Data Protection
- Social media and internet disputes
- Preventing and handling hostile media coverage
- Intellectual property
Laura’s cases often involve major corporate and government bodies, the national media, TV and radio broadcasters, and well known websites.
She is experienced in advising clients in relation to harassment, including harassment taking place via the internet and social media.
She also advises both businesses and individuals in relation to matters concerning data protection including making and responding to Subject Access Requests, data breach claims, and on clients’ general rights and obligations pursuant to data protection legislation. She worked alongside Nick McAleenan on Various Claimants v Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC  UKSC 12 (the first data breach class action in English legal history) from the outset of the litigation to the hearing before the Supreme Court.
“A very committed lawyer” (Legal 500, 2021)
“Laura Wilkinson really knows her stuff, fights for the client and is extremely good to work with” (Legal 500, 2021)
"Very strong on data protection and wider privacy and media and entertainment issues" (Legal 500, 2019)
In the 2022 edition of the Legal 500 Laura was listed as a 'rising star'.
‘I have worked with Laura Wilkinson on several occasions and found her to be dedicated and knowledgeable. She is particularly good at client relations and is very communicative.’ (Legal 500, 2022)
‘Laura Wilkinson – Great to work with, always makes herself available and very personable. Very knowledgeable with excellent practical skills and experience.’ (Legal 500, 2022)
Blog Posts by Laura Wilkinson
4th September 2020
14th April 2020
21st November 2018
Partner and Head of Department
Commercial Litigation/Corporate Recovery and Insolvency