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Bindmans LLP

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Work 020 7833 4433
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London E14, London WC1X

Tamsin Allen

Work 020 7833 4433
Bindmans LLP

Work Department

Media and information law.


Partner and head of media and information law department, specialising in defamation; breach of confidence and privacy; copyright; data protection and freedom of information. Represents many senior politicians and NGO’s, including Index on Censorship, Amnesty International and the NUJ; acted for James Rhodes in the Supreme Court; for numerous claimants in the phone hacking cases and represented Core Participant Victims in Module 2 of the Leveson inquiry.


Trained BM Birnberg & Co; qualified 1998; joined Bindman & Partners (now Bindmans LLP) 1999; partner 2004.


Law Society.

London: Risk advisory


Within: Brexit

Bindmans LLP's multifaceted offering sees it cover the interface between Brexit and areas such as employment law, family law, human rights law and immigration law. Clients in this space include individuals, businesses, education bodies and unions. Another pillar of the firm's Brexit work is its involvement with grassroots, rights-focussed organisations; John Halford and Liz Barratt recently advised NGO Here For Good on EU and discrimination law issues, as they relate to EU nationals planning to reside in the UK post-Brexit; they have also co-authored a detailed legal guide for EU nationals on the topic of planning and securing their rights in the UK. The firm also has a strong reputation in litigation and related policy work, having previously acted for the crowd-funded People's Challenge Group in R (Miller and Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. Tamsin Allen, who acts for the Cambridge Analytica whistleblowers Christopher Wiley and Shahmir Sanni, recently instructed counsel to prepare an opinion on whether or not there were grounds to suspect that criminal offences had been committed by individuals associated with the Leave campaign. Halford represented MPs Tom Brake and Chris Leslie in Scottish judicial review proceedings seeking a reference to the CJEU for a ruling on whether or not the Article 50 notice can be unilaterally withdrawn by the UK. Elsewhere, the team is currently analysing the UK and EU position papers on the citizens' rights elements of the proposed withdrawal agreement to assess where rights have been overlooked or will be left unprotected, and possible legal remedies. Associate Olivia Piercy is a member of Resolution's Working Party on Brexit, which is analysing and itemising key family law legislation which will be impacted by Brexit; the objective of this work is to provide the UK government with a detailed assessment of EU amendments to domestic family law, which will need to be preserved post-Brexit. Amy Rowe (the head of the family and matrimonial team) and Ashley Fleming (an associate in the immigration team) are other recommended individuals at the firm.

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Reputation management

Within: Reputation management

The media and information law team at Bindmans LLP¬† acts for NG0s, television producers, national newspapers and household-name celebrities. Team Head Tamsin Allen¬† is praised for being ‚Äėbright and brilliant with clients‚Äô; she acted for Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Bindmans LLP¬†is experienced in defamation, privacy and data protection law. Head of media and information law Tamsin Allen¬†is ‚Äėbright and brilliant with clients‚Äô and represents claimants and defendants in contentious media cases; highlights for Allen include representing Mr Wylie, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower regarding risks from publishing confidential information about Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and the Vote Leave campaign; and advising film company and film-maker Franny Armstrong in relation to a forthcoming drama series about the activities of undercover police. Joint head of the criminal law team¬†Katie Wheatley¬†advises media organisations and journalists, particularly in undercover operations and cases relating to whistleblowers. Kate Goold¬†and Martin Rackstraw¬†are also recommended.

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