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Brett Wilson LLP
35-37 St John’s Lane

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

Brett Wilson LLP's reputation management practice is 'exceptional in every regard,' offering expert advice on defamation, data protection, harassment, and a broad range of privacy issues. Managing partner Iain Wilson leads the team, regularly acting for high-profile claimants such as politicians, celebrities, and athletes. Solicitor advocate Max Campbell has extensive litigation experience, successfully defending numerous complex libel claims. The team was further bolstered by the the return of specialist media litigator Tom Double from Clyde & Co in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Iain Wilson

Other key lawyers:

Max Campbell; Tom Double; Adham Harker; Elisabeth Mason


‘Brett Wilson were absolutely incredible not only in handling my case but also being a support network. They showed the upmost professionalism and helped me keep my dignity and identity in a case where that had been taken. Their communication was amazing via email and also via phone to update and explain case updates. If I hadn’t gone in for a consultation with the firm I would not have progressed as none of the other legal businesses I went to make me feel at ease and looked after. Their billing was on time and very informative as to hours spent and the members of the team were all up to date on all developments throughout the case.’

‘Iain Wilson treats you like a person not just a client. He has a great balance between professionalism to do his job but also being considerate to the emotional impact of it all. He was the first person to actually listen and take into account how difficult it was at every step. I really cannot ever thank him enough.’

‘Ideal firm for privacy and reputation management. Experts in their field, calm, friendly and on top of the case! Communication was excellent!’

‘Max Campbell is a stand-out lawyer who provides expert advice not only efficiently, diligently and on-time but also has an extremely good client manner and reassuring way of handling cases. He went the extra mile in answering questions and was efficient like no other lawyer I’ve worked with before in keeping us updated. I couldn’t recommend him more!’

‘Adham Harker and Max Campbell were incredible to work with. Supportive, sympathetic, kind, good listeners, and cared, which was what I needed for an extremely personal case. Their attentiveness to detail was astounding. I never felt pressured in any decision-making, and their subject knowledge and attention to my case made me feel extremely comfortable in trusting any professional opinions they gave me. I truly could have not asked for a better team.’

‘Iain and his team are upfront, transparent, and communicative regarding the steps that need to be taken in the case. Additionally their team is very technologically capable.’

‘Tom Double is very capable and is a very able and conscientious lawyer.’

‘One of the most talented teams in the libel and reputation management. Very good judgment from top to bottom tactics and legal analysis. This is the firm I would pick if I ever had a libel issue. Exceptional in every regard.’

Work highlights

  • Successful High Court libel/data protection claim by Mehmet Baltaci against Refinitiv (global provider of financial market data and infrastructure) arising from statements published concerning the claimant on its World-Check compliance database.
  • Successful High Court privacy/harassment claim. Obtained an interim anonymised injunction for a businessman being harassed and blackmailed by a sex worker (threatening to release private information). Other orders obtained included permission to serve all the documents in the proceedings by WhatsApp.
  • Successful High Court libel/data protection proceedings brought by an academic against an anonymous blogger who had made false allegations of sexual assault/misconduct against a senior academic. First ever ‘non-party’ order against Google requiring it to remove content.

Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general Tier 4

Brett Wilson LLP's team is focused on defending professionals and corporates, often in matters with international elements. The department has experience in a range of areas, including sexual and violent offences, motoring offences, and false imprisonment. Nick Brett leads the department, bringing expertise in disciplinary law. Associates Alistair Parker and Sharron Boyce are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Nick Brett

Other key lawyers:


‘Sharron Boyce can only be described as one of the most exceptional lawyers in her field. Her ability to provide outstanding legal support, with empathy, genuine kindness and technical expertise makes her the go-to choice for any client requiring this type of support.’

‘The team was attentive and prompt, I felt really well looked after. There was very good interaction within their team which made the whole process run smoothly.’

‘The professionalism was exceptional and I really appreciated the empathy and sensibility of my lawyers. it made me feel understood and supported.’

‘1st class service always, strategic, innovative, pro-active approach. Strong private crime practice, POCA expertise unrivalled. City level professionalism with the accessibility you would more likely expect on the high street.’

‘Sharron Boyce has tremendous depth. I would not hesitate to recommend her to lay clients, especially those who have been treated unfairly or to whom the stakes are particularly devastating.’

‘Nick Brett is amazing – he is dedicated to the best result for his clients.’

‘Sharron Boyce is fantastic. Super committed to her clients and brilliantly prepared.’

‘I have always found the team to be tenacious, hardworking, efficient and adept at tactics. They give an exceptional service to their clients.’

Work highlights

  • Represented client arrested for s5 POA and criminal damage, who was seen by officers ‘stickering’ on lampposts.
  • Represented 70 year old male charged with s18 hammer attack on his estranged wife after lying in wait in a darkened car park outside her work.

Dispute resolution > Professional discipline Tier 4

A client-oriented firm that provides practical advice‘, Brett Wilson LLP‘s team regularly defends solicitors, law firms, dentists, doctors and architects in disciplinary proceedings. With extensive experience in regulatory and disciplinary matters, criminal law and the related civil litigation, the ‘confident and experiencedNick Brettdelivers when it means most‘.

Practice head(s):

Nick Brett


‘Brett Wilson is a client-oriented firm that provides practical advice and vigorously represents client’s interests.’

‘We have worked with other firms in similar practice areas and they are simply not the same. Other firms tell you the law but do not comfort you about what to expect.’

‘Brett Wilson has hard-hitting litigators and provides practical solutions. In short, the firm delivers results.’

‘Nick Brett is responsive and always makes himself available for enquiries. He worked diligently on our important matter and treated it as a priority, even though it may not have been a huge matter for the firm.’

‘Nick Brett immediately understood our complicated issue, covering multiple jurisdictions, and provided an immediate strategy to protect our interests. He did not harp on theory, but rather focused on executing, which was what we needed.’

We consulted other solicitors in London regarding the same matter, who are esteemed in the legal community, but none could advise with confidence like Nick Brett. We had one call with him and decided he was the right fit.

Not only is Nick Brett confident and experienced, he delivers when it means most, by producing successful results consistent with his initial advice. It goes without saying that I am and will continue to recommend clients to Nick.

Without a doubt, Nick Brett and his firm are the counsel of choice for our UK matters.

Work highlights

  • Acted for a doctor in her successful appeal against the GDC’s refusal to add her to the UK register.
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…
Tom Double photo Tom DoubleTom Double acts for both claimants and defendants in defamation, privacy, data…