Brett Wilson LLP > London, England > Firm Profile

Brett Wilson LLP
35-37 St John’s Lane

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management Tier 2

The media and communications law department at Brett Wilson LLP has a strong track record in matters surrounding defamation, malicious falsehoods, data protection and harassment. While primarily a claimant practice, the team also has a growing level of expertise in defendant work. Managing partner Iain Wilson leads the team, handling defamation, privacy and data protection matters for a varied client roster, including politicians, celebrities and corporates. Max Campbell handles privacy and harassment matters for HNWIS, while Tom Double acts for claimants in a wide array of media and commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Max Campbell; Tom Double; Adham Harker


‘Iain Wilson – 0ne of the founders of the firm and he gets better as the years go on. Has acted for an array of individuals in the last couple of years with excellent results. Readily available when needed which is so important in a fast-moving reputation issue.’

‘This area can often be complex and so it is essential to have a specialist team on hand and, in addition, there is always a partner associated to each matter that is available to speak with.’

‘Whilst Iain Wilson is the managing partner, he always finds time to discuss your case and is down to earth and pragmatic.’

‘Max Campbell is always on top of his game and his breadth of practice ensures he has every angle covered.’

‘Tom Double is really bright and engaging.’

‘Tom Double is superb, he is extremely able and technically very bright. He is a careful tactician and always completely on top of his case. He never over-promises or under-delivers.’

‘Iain Wilson is a very good strategist and on top of the case. He gives confidence to the client.’

Key clients

Anna Palus

Andrew Lownie

Erica Smith

Scarlett Dew

Professor Wyn Evans

Dr Than Wai

Paul Embery

Caroline Ley

Work highlights

  • Secured £50,000 in damages in privacy and harassment proceedings on behalf of an American academic subject to a serious and sexualised campaign of online harassment.
  • Acting for a well-known publisher and royal biographer in the defence of a libel claim brought by a former colleague.
  • Secured £30,000 in damages and successfully brought committal proceedings against an individual the client had met on Tinder who became her stalker.

Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general Tier 4

Star partner‘ and disciplinary law expert Nick Brett leads the team at boutique firm Brett Wilson LLP, with the practice offering clients particular experience in pre-charge investigation. Recent work includes advising individuals on cases of sexual assault, grievous bodily harm, conspiracy to defraud, and road traffic issues. Other key team members include the ‘unparalleled‘ associate Sharron Boyce.

Practice head(s):

Nick Brett

Other key lawyers:


Perhaps the most unique thing about Brett Wilson LLP is the firm’s star partner, Nick Brett, he is someone you can trust and will always try his best to help. He is very knowledgeable and super-smart, somehow finding a way through the problem.

Brett Wilson are a “go to” for private crime. Having worked with Brett Wilson on the most difficult and challenging of historic sex offences, I cannot recommend the firm more highly.’

Sharron Boyce is excellent. Her case preparation is unparalleled, and her clients trust her implicitly. You are in the safest of hands with Sharron on your case.’

A superb lawyer who works tirelessly for her clients, Sharron is hard-working and efficient. She shows an excellent command of the detail of her client’s case and while she is a realist who does not shirk from giving unwelcome advice when the case demands it, she is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for her clients.

I have recently conducted a lengthy case for Sharron Boyce. She’s brilliant – intelligent, tactical, sensitive to client needs but robust with it.’

Nick Brett is extremely personable, diligent and passionate in all that he does. A real leader in the criminal world, with an outstanding reputation.’

Brilliant boutique firm – excellent dedication and fantastic results.

Nick Brett is brilliant – he works relentlessly for his clients.

Key clients

James Rowe

James Heppel

Ibrahim Robin

Work highlights

  • Represented former Chesterfield FC football manager James Rowe on sexual assault allegations being tried at Derby Crown Court.
  • Defended James Heppel in huge crypto-currency fraud at Bath following a three year police investigation.
  • Defended Ibrahim Robin in attempted murder.

Dispute resolution > Professional discipline Tier 4

'Brilliant boutique firm' Brett Wilson LLP routinely defends doctors, dentists and architects, along with solicitors and law firms, in disciplinary proceedings that are brought by their regulator. Founding partner Nick Brett, who 'gives spotless legal advice', is highly rated for his defence work on behalf of professionals undergoing disciplinary processes.

Practice head(s):

Nick Brett


‘Brilliant boutique firm – dedicated and they get brilliant results.’

‘Experience with solicitors based in the Middle East, which is extremely helpful.’

Nick Brett is excellent. His advice is spot on, he is very present, available, and gives incredible advice.’

‘Nick Brett guides clients very well, and his advice is just accurate and brilliant.’

‘Nick Brett is incredibly commercial, quick, available and honest.’

‘Nick Brett tells clients what their position is, creates a defence strategy, and is always incredibly calm. But mostly, he gives spotless legal advice, protecting clients’ position really well.’

‘Nick Brett is very experienced in his areas of expertise. In particular, his ability to advise on both regulatory and criminal issues is incredibly helpful on matters where issues from both areas are potentially engaged.’

‘Nick Brett is very responsive and makes clients feel like they are at the top of his priority list. He provides prompt, direct and honest advice.’

Photo Name Position Profile
Sharron Boyce photo Sharron Boyce Practitioner with over 15 years’ post qualification experience in criminal litigation.  Particular…
Nick Brett photo Nick Brett Partner specialisng in regulatory/disciplinary, criminal and fraud litigation. Particularly noted for his…
Max Campbell photo Max Campbell Max Campbell specialises in reputation and crisis management, acting for both claimants…
Tom Double photo Tom Double Tom Double acts for both claimants and defendants in defamation, privacy, data…
Iain Wilson photo Mr Iain Wilson Iain is the managing partner of Brett Wilson LLP and a prominent…