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Tel:
Work 020 7465 4300
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Fax 020 7465 4400
DX:
40 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.phb.co.uk

Hanna Basha

Tel:
Work 0207465 4300
Email:
Web:
www.phb.co.uk
Payne Hicks Beach

Work Department

Dispute Resolution/Privacy and Media Law

Position

Hanna specialises in defamation, privacy and breach of confidence, with a wealth of expertise in reputation and crisis management.  In particular, Hanna advises prominent individuals and corporations to prevent the publication of private, sensitive and confidential information and defamatory allegations in the media and to skilfully manage media storms.  Hanna is highly regarded within her field having acted in a number of landmark defamation and privacy cases.

Career

Qualified 1999, solicitor at Schillings; partner at Carter-Ruck; partner Payne Hicks Beach.


London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Reputation management

The 'terrific litigators and good tactitians' at Payne Hicks Beach take pride in handling sensitive reputation issues in an extraordinarily discrete way. The team is led by the 'incredibly knowledgeable' Hanna Basha, Lucas Moore and 'pin-sharp' Dominic Crossley and is well-known for advising on reputational attacks, commercial claims of confidence, as well as pre-publication issues and pursuing urgent interim injunctions. Apart from high-net-worth individuals, politicians and sportspeople, the firm's client list also includes private equity firms and executives. The 'diligent and creative' associate Andrew Willan is a name to note for libel, privacy and harassment claims.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Sport

Within: Sport

Payne Hicks Beach's clients are primarily drawn from the areas of sailing, equine, football, boxing and health,with practice head Jonathan Gatward's expertise covering a broad range of areas, including copyright, distribution, product promotion and general corporate work. Partner Hanna Basha and associate Nick Grant both specialise in sensitive disputes, usually concerning privacy, data protection, breach of confidence, defamation or harassment. In a recent highlight they represented boxing promoter Frank Warren in his successful claim against boxer Ricky Burns and his manager Alex Morrison.

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