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Alex Vakil

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

His media work includes providing urgent pre and post publication advice to national titles and defending libel, privacy and related matters. Alex currently manages the long-running Mirror Newspapers Hacking Litigation and recently acted for the Financial Times in defending a libel claim brought by ENRC.  

Alex also 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.

Alex is a solicitor-advocate with High Court advocacy experience. He founded the Media and Information Law Associates Network in 2018.

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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)