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Atkins Thomson

As ‘one of the very best boutique claimant firms in London and definitely the go-to firm in the field’, Atkins Thomsonhas played a central role in the phone-hacking litigation and has unrivalled expertise in this area’. ‘Talented and conscientious’ senior associate James Heath is the key name for phone hacking litigation; is acting for Ian Hurst in a claim against News Group Newspapers relating to computer hacking and email interceptions. The team also successfully represented Javad Marandi in a defamation case against Observer Newspapers, acted for clients including Sienna Miller, Pete Doherty, Dougray Scott and Heather Mills in pursuing claims against Mirror Group Newspapers, and defended Donald Trump in a libel claim. Name partners Graham Atkins and Mark Thomson jointly lead the group; Atkins is ‘shrewd, experienced and a safe pair of hands’ and Thomson ‘is a strong, reliable and innovative lawyer with an impeccable record’. Senior associate Nicola McCann, who is ‘helpful and approachable’, is also noted.

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Mark Thomson - Atkins Thomson

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James Heath - Atkins Thomson

Nicola McCann - Atkins Thomson

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