Elizabeth Morley > Howard Kennedy LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Howard Kennedy LLP Offices
NO.1 LONDON BRIDGE
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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(Next Generation Partners)
‘Media heavyweight‘ Mark 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.
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.
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‘.
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
- Next Generation Partners - London > Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights
- Next Generation Partners - London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)
- Art and cultural property - London > Private client
- Civil liberties and human rights - London > Public sector
- Media and entertainment (including media finance) - London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
- Reputation management - London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Art and cultural property
- Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Private prosecutions
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)
- Industry focus > Hospitality and leisure
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Real estate > Property litigation
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management
- Real estate > Residential property
- Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Private client > Family
- Real estate > Planning
- Dispute resolution > Professional discipline
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Employment > Employers
- Real estate > Property finance
- Employment > Immigration
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Dispute resolution > International arbitration
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport