Elizabeth Morley > Howard Kennedy LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Howard Kennedy LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Elizabeth Morley is a dispute resolution solicitor with a broad practice spanning international, commercial, media and human rights matters.

Liz advises clients across a wide range of commercial litigation and cross-border disputes, with a particular focus on the media sector.

She regularly acts for clients on all aspects of media law, including high profile defamation and privacy actions. Her practice also covers reputation and brand-related issues, including contentious intellectual property matters, as well as, data protection and regulatory matters.  Liz often takes on complex matters for clients, which include freedom of expression and human rights issues.

She has worked on cases before various domestic and international courts and tribunals, including the European Court of Human Rights and the UN Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.  She also acts for clients in cases on appeal before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.



Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)

(Next Generation Partners)

Elizabeth Morley (Dispute resolution)Howard Kennedy LLP

Media heavyweightMark Stephens co-heads the broad media & entertainment practice at Howard Kennedy LLP, where he focuses his expertise on international and regulatory matters. Robert Lands leads alongside Stephens and is a specialist on the intersection of IP and data protection as they pertain to the creative industries. The firm’s advertising offering is spearheaded by Alex Watt who advises companies on licensing, franchising, publishing, and various forms of gaming. On the contentious side, particularly for her work on matters pertaining to reputation management, privacy, data protection, and freedom of speech, Elizabeth Morley is a key contact at the firm.

London > Private client > Art and cultural property

Led by Mark Stephens the skilled team at Howard Kennedy LLP advises museums, galleries, dealers and public art organisations on a vast array of issues relating to the resolution of disputes and the recovery of stolen and looted items of art and cultural property. It also advises many charities, artists and estates as well as photographers, photo libraries and ultra-high-net-worth individuals on a whole host of issues. Daniel McClean is recommended; Alex Watt has an eclectic mix of clients including Middle Eastern art galleries and American art dealers; Elizabeth Morley is well-regarded; and Robert Lands has a particular focus on the visual arts sector.

London > Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights

(Next Generation Partners)

Elizabeth MorleyHoward Kennedy LLP

With its combination of media and human rights expertise, the team at Howard Kennedy LLP is a market leading adviser on cases concerning the balance between free speech and privacy, both domestically and globally; this is a core area of focus for ‘brilliant‘ Elizabeth Morley. Another area of expertise involves working with major corporates to oversee their compliance and non-financial reporting assurance in relation to business and human rights. Practice head Mark Stephens CBE regularly represents companies, individuals, and government organisations, and Nobel prize-nominated NGOs in claims relating to resource extraction, climate and environment and child labour, and is able to provide ‘bold advice where needed‘.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management

Howard Kennedy LLP‘s media and reputation management litigation team specialises in privacy and harassment matters, data protection, blackmail, and lawfare. The practice is led by the ‘extremely experienced’ and high-profile Mark Stephens CBE who works with an array of corporations, media production companies, and high-profile individuals, and is notable for providing consultations regarding libel reform to both policy makers and media companies. Stephens is supported by Elizabeth Morley  who is particularly skilled at providing pre-publication advice and acting for a range of defendants including NGOs and charities