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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 4

Brett Wilson LLP

Brett Wilson LLP's 'strong criminal team' has recently advised on cases involving sexual offences, fraud, violent crime, historic sexual abuse and drug offences. 'Exceptional lawyer' Nick Brett heads the practice; he is supported by the 'tenacious and tactical' Alistair Parker.

Practice head(s):Nick Brett

Other key lawyers:Alistair Parker


'A boutique practice that offers impeccable client service and value for money'.

'An excellent outfit'.

'Nick Brett is an exceptional lawyer; he is extremely knowledgeable, and always a safe pair of hands'.

'Alistair Parker is tenacious, tactical and deeply committed to providing a quality service'.

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Fraud: white-collar crime
Rising stars

Mayuri Lakhani - Brett Wilson LLP

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London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline
Professional discipline - ranked: tier 4

Brett Wilson LLP

Brett Wilson LLP's Nick Brett and solicitor Alistair Parker have longstanding expertise in acting for clients being investigated or facing disciplinary action. The department is particularly focused on the legal and medical professions, and the firm's lawyers are additionally experienced in criminal proceedings that often run parallel to disciplinary matters.

Practice head(s):Nick Brett

Other key lawyers:Alistair Parker


'Provides total care for the client'.

'The utterly great Nick Brett is unfailing in his support for clients; his dedication and capacity for work are a wonder to see'.

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London: Risk advisory

Reputation management
Reputation management - ranked: tier 5

Brett Wilson LLP

Acting for both claimants and defendants, the 'progressive' Brett Wilson LLP conducts libel, privacy, data protection and harassment cases with a particular focus on online publication matters. The firm's defamation and privacy team headed by 'innovator' Iain Wilson also undertakes "right to be forgotten" and other internet-related claims. 'Thoughtful high-quality lawyer' Max Campbell regularly advises on harassment, stalking and revenge porn cases; the 'friendly and approachable' solicitor Tom Double also provides key support, especially in matters with a litigious aspect.

Practice head(s):Iain Wilson

Other key lawyers:Max Campbell, Tom Double; Elisabeth Mason


'An excellent niche firm specialising in media and communications law, providing sound advice at a reasonable cost.'

'Iain Wilson has done extremely well to build up a successful small firm in this area.'

'Max Campbell is impressive in his attention to detail and the care he takes with cases.'

'Tom Double is very bright and on-the-ball.'

'There is a core team working at Brett Wilson and each of them is a specialist in the area of reputation management. They apply a very innovative approach and use the legal remedies available in novel ways to achieve the client's aims.'

'Iain Wilson is superb. Extremely knowledgeable and very clever.'

'Iain Wilson is an innovator in this field. He is constantly looking for new ways to deal with the problems which his clients face.'

'The firm's main strengths are its long experience in the media field, especially in dealing with harassment injunctions and online publication cases, and depth of legal knowledge.'

'Brett Wilson are a go-to firm for reputation management issues. They have a team of dedicated and knowledgeable information law and reputation management specialists, using the law in novel and innovative ways to achieve the best results for clients. Their client care is excellent. '

'Highly recommend this law firm as their service is second to none.'

'Elisabeth Mason is a stand-out associate in this area, and is widely respected for her exceptional industry, judgement, knowledge and client-management. She is not afraid to roll up her sleeves when required and delivers excellent results. I cannot recommend her highly enough and she would be my first-choice associate in this area.'

Key Clients

Alison Morgan, QC

Kim Suttle

George Galloway

Association of British Bookmakers Ltd

Suhad Sadik

Life 2009 Ltd

Work highlights

  • Bringing defamation claims against the Daily Mail and The Times on behalf of Alison Morgan QC.
  • Brought a defamation/harassment claim for Kim Suttle against an individual who ran a vigilante Facebook group anonymously.
  • Acting for George Galloway in relation to committal proceedings arising from breach of a settlement agreement.
  • Defending ABBL (Association of British Bookmakers) and its spokesperson in defamation proceedings brought by Matt Zarb-Cousin, a spokesperson for the Campaign for Fairer Gambling.
  • Defending Suhad Sadik in a defamation claim brought by her brother-in-law.

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