Caroline Kean > Wiggin LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Caroline is a partner and head of the litigation group. She also leads the publishing team. Her expertise includes commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on defamation, privacy, confidence, copyright, trademarks, passing off and contractual disputes. Caroline is highly-regarded in the London media litigation market, with immense experience in resolving complex media disputes.


Articled Rubinstein Callingham; qualified 1985; assistant solicitor Rubinstein Callingham 1985-87; partner 1987; partner Olswang 1989-95; partner Wiggin & Co 1995.


She is legal advisor to Women in Journalism and a member of the Media Society.


Burford School; Newnham College, Cambridge; College of Law, Lancaster Gate.


Gardening, riding, rugby.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Caroline KeanWiggin LLP

As a defendant-based practice, Wiggin LLP‘s reputation management and content protection team acts for many of the leading publishers in the UK, as well as film and TV companies in the US. Matthew Dando leads the team with particular experience handling publication disputes in the media industry, as well as libel and privacy litigation. Caroline Kean regularly undertakes complex cross-jurisdictional media matters. Senior associate Adelaide Scardino Lopez is experienced in breach of confidence claims, as well as cases relating to defamation, privacy, data protection and copyright. Senior associate Elizabeth Wiggin advises clients on pre-action issues, as well as appearing before courts.

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

Wiggin LLP‘s publishing practice is well-placed to guide journalists and content creators through each stage of the publication process, from the conception of a story to defending it in high-profile litigation. In addition, thanks to the firm’s broader commercial and IP capabilities, the team can provide digital expertise to publishers transitioning to alternative forms of content, including podcasts, film and television, social media and e-commerce platforms. Recommended individuals include experienced litigators Matthew Dando, drawing on his depth of experience with commercial and contractual disputes, and Robin Shaw, who joined from Ince & Co in June 2022, and head of the firm’s renowned defamation and litigation practices Caroline Kean.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

A great mid-market firm‘, Wiggin LLP fields go-to commercial litigators for the media, technology, sports, and betting and gaming industries. Matthew Dando specialises in contentious commercial matters and publication disputes in the media sector; the ‘very astute‘ litigator Mark Deem is a September 2022 partner recruit from Mishcon de Reya LLP; and consultant partner Caroline Kean is a media disputes specialist. Former partner Alan Owens departed the firm in late 2022.