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Keith Schilling

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Highly regarded by clients and peers alike, Keith’s work in defamation, privacy, breach of confidence, copyright, data protection and reputation law continues to make him one of the most sought after reputation protection and privacy lawyers both in the UK and internationally. In 2004 Keith secured a landmark ruling by the House of Lords in a case that is regarded as the basis for the modern law of privacy in England.


Articled Wright Webb Syrett; qualified 1981. Co-founded Schilling & Lom (now Schillings) 1984; chairman and senior partner to date.

London: Dispute resolution

Defamation and privacy

Within: Defamation and privacy

Schillingshas a reputation for integrity, ferocity, and an understanding of client needs’. The firm advises various high-profile corporate clients and prominent public figures, such as Adele, whom Jenny Afia represented in relation to a privacy and data protection claim against photo agency Splash, and JK Rowling, for whom Keith Schilling secured damages from the Daily Mail. Rod Christie-Miller, who has ‘an exceptional legal brain’, Chris Scott, and the ‘very responsive and commercialRachel Atkins are also key members of the team.

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