Mr Alex Vakil > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Partner. An experienced litigator and solicitor-advocate with a particular focus on media, reputation and data related matters, Alex advises clients including media organisations, broadcasters, online platforms, publishers, journalists, insurers and other household name clients on a broad range of contentious matters.

His media work includes providing urgent pre and post publication advice to national titles and defending libel, privacy and other related claims. Alex recently led the legal team in a seven-week trial in the Mirror Newspapers Hacking Litigation, which included a claim brought by the Duke of Sussex. He also acted for the Financial Times in defending a libel claim brought by ENRC.

Alex advises clients on contentious data matters including subject access requests and claims arising from data breach incidents. In 2021, he acted for techUK in its intervention in the Supreme Court case of Lloyd v Google.


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London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media: Theatre, publishing and other media

RPC is a regular advisor to leading national and local newspapers, web and book publishers, broadcasters, magazines, tech and freelance journalists, and media liability insurers. Team head Keith Mathieson is an expert in defamation and privacy claims; he has notable expertise with regards to press regulation, having acted for Associated Newspapers throughout the Leveson Inquiry. Experienced litigator Rupert Cowper-Coles specialises in data protection disputes. Promoted to partner in mid-2022 alongside solicitor-advocate Alex Vakil, Alex Wilson is often instructed to provide pre-publication advice and has represented clients in cases before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

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

As ‘one of the most experienced’ defendant-focused media teams, RPC comprises specialists in defamation, privacy and editorial advisory services; the firm acts for clients across all areas of the media, including national and local newspapers, broadcasters, magazines and freelance journalists. Practice head Keith Mathieson is experienced in advising on media content and defending matters pertaining to freedom of expression. Rupert Cowper-Coles has a strong track record defending leading media and tech organisations in data protection cases. Alex Wilson is regularly instructed by media organisations on matters surrounding defamation, privacy and data protection. Alex Vakil acts on behalf of broadcasters, online platforms and publishers in a variety of contentious reputation and data matters.