Helena Shipman > Carter-Ruck > London, England > Lawyer Profile

The Bureau
90 Fetter Lane

Work Department

Reputation Management / Media Group


Senior Associate:  Helena advises on defamation, misuse of private information and data protection claims (pre-publication and post-publication including claims with international aspects), non-party disclosure applications; cases against national newspapers, search engines, social networks and individuals. She has represented clients in the High Court, Court of Appeal and European Court of Justice, on behalf of both claimants and defendants.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Rising stars)

Helena ShipmanCarter-Ruck

Working to the ‘very highest standards across the board’, the team at Carter-Ruck assists high-profile clients facing the publication of untrue or intrusive allegations in traditional media, TV, radio, and social media platforms. The team supports a number of political figures, celebrities, and multinational companies, working closely with clients’ in-house PR teams to advise them on the full range of political rights regarding defamation and privacy. ‘Master strategist’ Nigel Tait heads up the practice with a formidable record of securing front page apologies by major newspapers and injunctions on defamatory publications. Specialist media litigator Adam Tudor regularly handles complex pre-publication matters alongside senior associate Helena Shipman, while Persephone Bridgman Baker advises clients on the misuse of private information and harassment. Rebecca Toman expertly handles both claimant and defendant work for UHNWIs and HNWIs, and commercial litigator Claire Gill has considerable expertise with GDPR and the Right to be Forgotten. Senior associate Mathilde Groppo is also recommended.