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Alex Vakil

An experienced litigator and solicitor-advocate with a particular focus on media, reputation and data related matters, Alex advises clients including media organisations, broadcasters, online platforms, publishers, journalists, insurers and other household name clients on a broad range of contentious matters.

His media work includes providing urgent pre and post publication advice to national titles and defending libel, privacy and other related claims. Alex recently led the legal team in a seven-week trial in the Mirror Newspapers Hacking Litigation, which included a claim brought by the Duke of Sussex. He also acted for the Financial Times in defending a libel claim brought by ENRC.  

Alex advises clients on contentious data matters including subject access requests and claims arising from data breach incidents. In 2021, he acted for techUK in its intervention in the Supreme Court case of Lloyd v Google. 


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"Alex Vakil is ambitious and charismatic – his advice is clear and he does not shy away from a challenge." - Legal 500 UK 2024

"The 'thoughtful' senior associate Alexander Vakil provide[s] key support, especially in relation to data and cyber security issues." - Legal 500 UK 2020


  • Media and Information Law Associates Network

Relevant work

  • Lokhova v Longmuir [2016] EWHC 2579 (QB); [2017] EWHC 3152 (QB)
  • Various Claimants v MGN Ltd [2021] EWHC 771 (Ch)
  • Pallett v MGN Ltd [2021] EWHC 76 (Ch) 
  • Various Claimants v MGN Ltd [2021] EWHC 2519 (Ch)
  • Various Claimants v MGN Ltd [2022] EWHC 1222 (Ch) 
  • Various Claimants v MGN Ltd [2022] EWHC 1394 (Ch)