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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

125 WOOD STREET, LONDON, EC2V 7AW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7457 3000
Fax:
Fax 020 7457 3240
DX:
42605 CHEAPSIDE
Email:
Web:
www.penningtonslaw.com

Adele Ashton

Tel:
Work 020 7753 7526
Email:
Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Commercial dispute resolution - reputation management

Position

Adele is a defamation and privacy specialist with over 15 years of experience. She advises both claimants and defendants in relation to defamation, privacy, breach of confidence, data protection and reputation management. She also regularly provides guidance in relation to forthcoming publications. Her clients have included private individuals, companies, charities, high profile figures and sportspeople. 

Recent work highlights include: successfully settling privacy claims for a number of 56 Dean Street patients following the disclosure of information by the sexual health clinic; acting for three individuals in misuse of private information claims arising out of Operation Elveden, an investigation into allegations of inappropriate payments by journalists to police officers and other public officials; acting for PC Toby Rowland in his high profile libel claim against Andrew Mitchell MP in relation to what became known as ‘Plebgate’; representing leading businessman Peter Cruddas in his libel action against The Sunday Times; acting for defendants Carmarthenshire County Council and its chief executive in a libel claim brought by a blogger and a successful counterclaim by the chief executive against the blogger.

Career

Trained David Price Solicitors & Advocates; qualified 2004; associate director at Penningtons Manches 2017.

Member

London Solicitors Litigation Association

Education

University of East Anglia; College of Law, London


London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Reputation management

The 'small but highly effective' reputation management and privacy department at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP demonstrates particular strength in matters related to the firm's expertise in family, private client and employment law. Team head Jeremy Clarke-Williams, who is regarded a 'leading light', has ample experience in all aspects of libel, reputation management and privacy law and acts for members of parliament, celebrities and private individuals like. In addition to her expertise in litigation, 'hard-working' associate director Adele Ashton also offers pre-publication advice.

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