Rebecca Toman > Carter-Ruck > London, England > Lawyer Profile

The Bureau
90 Fetter Lane

Work Department

Media Litigation




Rebecca acts for UK and non UK HNW and UHNWIs, politicians, entrepreneurs, celebrities and high profile business people providing both contentious and non-contentious advisory services concerning business and personal assets. She protects their welfare and livelihoods through the provision of discreet legal guidance on a myriad of complex and sensitive reputation protection, dispute resolution, data and cyber security issues. She is also very experienced in dealing with complex multi-jurisdictional matters.

Rebecca is highly recommended within the industry having obtained significant damages, secured numerous injunctions, takedowns, apologies, corrections and securing the removal of digital content. Rebecca works with her clients to help devise personal, private office and commercial strategies and security policies to protect their businesses and reputation from attack. This includes working with her clients’ existing public relations and in house communication teams and effective external consultants and organisations when necessary.

Rebecca’s practice encompasses:​

  • defamation and privacy –pre and post publication and broadcast matters including the obtaining of injunctions
  • all aspects of media law
  • reputation protection, risk & crisis management
  • digital and data privacy – including internet takedown work
  • dispute resolution
  • non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
  • asset protection
  • employment advice including confidentiality provisions within settlement agreements.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Next Generation Partners)

Rebecca TomanCarter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck‘s ‘powerhouse team’ for defamation and reputation management makes it the ‘number one choice in the industry’ for celebrities, politicians, leading business people, and companies and organisations, according to one client. Largely focused on claimant work, the team advises on the full spectrum of rights regarding defamation and has a strong track record in obtaining privacy injunctions. Practice head Nigel Tait is widely regarded as a go-to claimant lawyer, acting on behalf of UHNWs and HNWs in harassment, blackmail and privacy disputes. The strength of the team is reflected across its partners; Adam Tudor is an experienced media litigator handling sensitive political and geopolitical issues for high-profile politicians; Rebecca Toman regularly undertakes both claimant and defendant work at the pre- and post-publication stage, whilst Claire Gill is an expert in data protection legislation, including GDPR and ‘right to be forgotten’ claims. The team has a strong pool of talent on the associate end, in particular, the ‘outstanding’ Helena ShipmanPersephone Bridgman Baker and Mathilde Groppo are recommended.