What Others Say

  1. Legal 500 2014
    Legal 500 2014

    TMT: Media and Entertainment: "JMW Solicitors LLP's 'highly professional' team is led by Nick McAleenan, and advises on claims against TV and radio broadcasters, national newspaper groups, leading websites, and large corporations".

  2. Legal 500 2013
    Legal 500 2013

    TMT Media and Entertainment North West "Nick McAleenan at JMW Solicitors LLP is 'calmness personified', and a specialist in handling hostile media coverage"

  3. Chambers: Reputation Management and Defamation
    Chambers: Reputation Management and Defamation

    "This Manchester-based firm has a growing reputation for defamation work. It is acting for Max Clifford in a privacy action against News Group Newspapers concerning a claim that the defendant illegally intercepted Mr Clifford's mobile telephone and traded in confidential information."

  4. Legal 500: 2021
    Legal 500: 2021

    Practice head Nick McAleenan, a ‘very shrewd litigator’, is reputed for his knowledge of defamation, data protection and privacy complaints in addition to crisis and general reputation management. His team is also highly regarded for brand management and IP issues with particular expertise in harassment actions, including those against internet trolls and former employees. Notably, the group represented 9,263 group claimants in a Supreme Court data breach case which concerned the leak of Morrisons’ payroll information in 2014 by a Morrisons employee.

  5. Legal 500: 2022
    Legal 500: 2022

    JMW Solicitors LLP specialises in media and reputation management advice to clients and representation in media litigation, including defamation cases, as well as market-leading work on data rights, acting for claimants subject to large-scale data breaches. Clients include sports people, celebrities and influencers, high-net-worth individuals, and businesses, with practice head Nick McAleenan an 'authoritative' figure in the market, regularly instructed by nationally-known clients for reputation management cases. Senior associate Rebecca Young works with a diverse range of clients on data privacy, and intellectual property matters, while 'knowledgeable' associate Laura Wilkinson has a growing profile in contentious media work, particularly defamation cases.

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