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Rupert Cowper-Coles

Tel:
Work +44 20 3060 6000
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/rupert-cowper-coles/
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Media

Position

Senior associate in the media team, specialising in media litigation, most often in the fields of defamation, privacy, data protection and harassment law.

Rupert predominantly advises publishers and intermediaries in defending claims and exercising their free speech rights, acting for a spectrum of well-known clients including national newspapers, magazines, book publishers and journalists. He is experienced in litigating complex and developing areas of law, including on foreign jurisdiction issues, intermediary liability and the impact of European law on domestic information rights. Prior to joining RPC in 2016, Rupert predominantly advised prospective claimants.

Career

Trained at Withers LLP from 2009, qualified 2011; solicitor at Withers LLP 2011 – 2016; joined RPC as an associate solicitor in 2016; promoted to senior associate in 2018.

Education

University of Edinburgh 2003 – 2007 (MA Political Science); BPP Law School 2007 – 2009 (GDL and LPC).


London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Rising stars

Rupert Cowper-Coles - RPC

Within: Reputation management

'Go-to firm' RPC stands out for its defendant-focused reputation management practice representing some of the most important national and local newspapers as well as book publishers, broadcasters and online media outlets. In this capacity, the team also offers a round-the-clock pre-publication clearance service to its clients. The team regularly takes on highly sensitive instructions such as representing Christopher Steele in several lawsuits brought against him in relation to authoring and publishing the infamous Trump-Russia dossier. Department head and 'doyen of the media defendant world' Keith Mathieson acts for social media intermediaries, broadcasters, magazines and book publishers. 'Phenomenal talent' Nicola Cain draws on her in-house experience at the BBC to advise household names on contentious and non-contentious defamation, misuse of private information and data protection issues. In addition, senior associate Rupert Cowper-Coles does 'an amazing job' at handling high-profile defamation cases including privacy and misuse of private information claims.

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