Laura Wilkinson

Associate Solicitor


What her clients say

Great advice. Each step was explained in depth from start to finish.
Helpful, professional and reassuring. I am so thankful and would not hesitate to recommend.

Laura Wilkinson

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
  • 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 worked alongside Nick McAleenan on Various Claimants v Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC [2020] 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)

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