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Collyer Bristow LLP

Work 020 7242 7363
Geneva, London

Rhory Robertson

Work +44 7855 408344
Collyer Bristow LLP

Work Department

Media and privacy, Dispute resolution, Cyberstalking, Sport


Dispute Resolution Consultant with over 30 years experience as a Commercial Litigator. Rhory specialises in contentious media, defamation and privacy, bribery, fraud and corruption, regulatory and professional conduct work, cyber stalking, harassment and bullying. In 2010 Rhory set up the Cyber Investigation Unit, advising and acting for cyberstalking victims while working alongside a network of external specialists in the field. In 2012 Rhory won the first Twitter libel case to come before the High Court in London. Rhory’s clients come from all walks of life, ranging from large corporates to small businesses; professionals and business men and women; sports people and their managers & agents; journalists and broadcasters; politicians, think-tanks and academics; as well as Mr and Mrs Jo Public who sometimes unexpectedly find themselves in the public eye.


Qualified 1977. BBC Solicitor, Mirror Group Legal Adviser, Swepstone Walsh, Kerman and Co LLP, Steeles (Law), Collyer Bristow LLP 2009 to date.


Law Society


Ardingly College and Southampton University (LLB).

London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Reputation management

Collyer Bristow LLP is a ‘longstanding presence in the defamation and privacy field’. Partner Steven Heffer  acted for nine claimants including David Tennant, Sophia Myles and Eddie Irvine in phone hacking and misuse of private information claims against News Group Newspapers. Rhory Robertson  is ‘a doyen within the libel and media field’ and is described as ‘someone who brings a calm, commercial and assured approach to even the most difficult case’.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Collyer Bristow LLP’s media and entertainment practice regularly advises on commercial agreements across event management, sponsorship, marketing, agency, publishing, management and live performances. The team also acts for individual clients and media companies in libel, breach of privacy, breach of contract, copyright and trade mark infringement cases; and the team has acted on a number of phone hacking cases. Ambache Charitable Trust and Into Film are clients. Steven Heffer, who heads the media and privacy team and the arts and culture group, has ‘extremely sound judgement and an excellent knowledge of the media world, with particular experience in defamation and privacy law’. IP and data protection head Patrick Wheeler; Howard Ricklow, who handles corporate and commercial work; consultant Rhory Robertson; Charles Braithwaite; and consultant Roger Billins are also key contacts.

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