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Laura Wilkinson


Laura Wilkinson

Solicitor Manchester Commercial LitigationMedia Law

Laura specialises in matters relating to media, reputation management and data privacy.

Laura advises clients on a wide range of legal issues including:

  • Defamation (libel and slander)
  • Misuse of private information
  • Breach of confidence
  • Data Protection
  • Harassment
  • 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 has worked alongside Nick McAleenan on the important case of Various Claimants v Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC, which is the first data breach class action in English legal history, from the outset of the litigation.

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