Brett Wilson LLP > London, England > Firm Profile

Brett Wilson LLP
35-37 St John’s Lane

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management Tier 3

Brett Wilson LLP is known for its expertise in the field of online defamation, harassment and privacy law, with the team receiving regular instructions from celebrities and professionals in 'right to be forgotten' work. Practice head Iain Wilson is 'superb' and acts for a wide-ranging client base that includes politicians, HNWIs, corporates and local government. The firm has traditionally handled claimant work but is taking on more defendant cases in court. On the litigation side, Max Campbell and Elisabeth Mason are also recommended, with Campbell being a 'standout among solicitors in this area'.

Practice head(s):

Iain Wilson

Other key lawyers:


‘Brett Wilson is a very effective and good value firm for media litigation, which punches far above its weight. The firm has an excellent grasp of the media law landscape, both in terms of the developing law, and of the sometimes difficult technical issues which arise in claims based on publications online.’

‘Max Campbell has brilliant judgement and stands out among solicitors in this area for his strategic approach.’

‘Iain Wilson is superb. He understands the basics but also has an in-depth knowledge that allows him to use creative and novel approaches to legal problems which is very much to his client’s benefit.’

‘Attention to detail with a very high quality of service. Compassionate and articulate.’

‘Very professional and cost-effective litigators.’

‘A small and specialist firm that is able to concentrate on the facts and on strategy to the client’s best advantage. The pool of knowledge of the law on publication and communications issues at the firm is unparalleled among solicitors in this area, supplemented by litigation and criminal expertise.’

‘A boutique practice with quality practitioners throughout. Very experienced litigators who are constantly working at the cutting edge and regularly in court. Clients should use Brett Wilson if they want a first-class streamlined service with quality results.’

‘Elisabeth Mason is a highly skilled and experienced litigator with great client handling. She is impressive, extremely hardworking and great with clients, and one of the leading associates in this area.’

Key clients

Mehmet Fatih Baltaci

Roger Ver

Work highlights

  • Advising Mehmet Baltaci, HNWI in the energy sector on an ongoing High Court libel/data protection claim against Refinitiv, a global provider of financial market data and infrastructure, arising from statements published concerning Baltaci on its World-Check compliance database.
  • Advising Roger Ver in defending a High Court libel claim brought by one coin Bitcoin billionaire over another, over allegations of fraud.
  • Advising a claimant in High Court privacy proceedings brought concerning the malicious publication of private information on Facebook by an estranged family member.

Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general Tier 4

Team lead Nick Brett brings expertise in disciplinary law to the general crime offering at Brett Wilson LLP. Defending professionals, corporates and other individuals across a wide spectrum of matters, the firm is notable for handling allegations of professional misconduct, physical abuse, money laundering and fraud. Associates Sharron Boyce and Alistair Parker are respective specialists in historic sexual offences and regulatory prosecutions.

Practice head(s):

Nick Brett

Other key lawyers:


I was extremely happy I selected Brett Wilson to represent me. They kept me up to date on bills and costs, collaborated well with another firm and maintained regular contact.’

The team has many strengths including: the incredible knowledge they have of all areas of criminal law; the dedication with which they act for their clients; the fairness with which they bill. Very adept at dealing with material provided on a variety of digital ways and able to address problems as they arise‘.

Nick Brett is very thorough. Comprehensive knowledge of relevant legal principles. Excellent at communicating with the client. Easy to get along with, gentle with confidence and a hugely experienced.’

Sharron Boyce has extensive experience in dealing with complex cases. She is tenacious and takes a very hands on approach to her cases from the outset’.

Sharron Boyce is highly driven to achieve best outcomes, super bright, knows the law and procedure inside out. Client care is outstanding, her confidence and intuition to challenge injustice is exceptional‘.

Alistair Parker is a stand out solicitor. He is brilliant with clients and is always a step ahead preparing cases and anticipating issues‘.

Alistair Parker handled my case with exceptional dedication, professionalism and initiative. I felt immediately at ease on my first consultation with him and trusted him entirely throughout my year as his client. At all times I felt comfortable approaching him with any questions, suggestions or anxieties I had‘.

Dispute resolution > Professional discipline Tier 4

Brett Wilson LLP's 'brilliant' team frequently defends professionals, including solicitors, doctors, dentists and architects, in disciplinary proceedings brought by their regulator. Highly regarded team head Nick Brett defends regulatory investigations conducted by the SRA, GMC and GDC, with key support provided by experienced solicitor Alistair Parker. Brett recently represented former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP partner Ryan Beckwith in his high-profile misconduct case, successfully appealing the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal finding against him.

Practice head(s):

Nick Brett

Other key lawyers:


Involved in high-profile cases with amazing results.

The firm has a broad and growing reputation.

The team straddles various disciplines in a seamless way.

The team is very helpful, professional and comprehensible.

They treat every client with respect and care, and are always supportive. I would strongly recommend this firm to other clients.

The firm is very transparent about billing, and everyone we met was friendly, down to earth and committed.

Nick Brett is absolutely first rate. He has an extremely good eye for detail, is very approachable and down to earth, and very hard working; as a client, I could not have felt more supported by Nick and could not recommend him more highly.’

Nick Brett is very professional and helpful, will go extra miles in order to help clients, and always gives very good advice; he is also sympathetic and listens patiently. This firm and Nick are just brilliant – I would recommend them to anyone who needs legal help.

Sharron Boyce photo Sharron BoyceChartered Legal Executive with over 15 years’ post qualification experience in criminal…
Nick Brett photo Nick BrettPartner specialisng in regulatory/disciplinary, criminal and fraud litigation. Particularly noted for his…
Max Campbell photo Max CampbellMax Campbell specialises in reputation and crisis management, acting for both claimants…