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Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson is a highly experienced media lawyer and litigator, dealing with a broad spectrum of media and communications claims.

Alex is an expert in defamation, privacy, data and similar actions.  He has a vast range of experience, acting for a wide variety of media organisations including newspapers, publishers, broadcasters, online media companies and media insurers.

Alex has represented clients in cases before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.  He has experience taking cases to trial as well as disposing of them at an earlier stage, by way of interim applications or by negotiating favourable settlements.  He also provides pre-publication advice and is regularly instructed to respond to pre-publication legal threats (including injunctions).

He is recognised as a "true star", "very impressive" and "really good with clients" by the legal directories.

He spent a year on secondment at a national newspaper group in 2016/17 and is the Secretary to the Media Lawyers Association.

Directory quotes

"Alex has exceptional breadth of knowledge, skill and understanding. He is highly responsive and intelligent, with a highly mature approach." - Chambers UK 2024 (Defamation/Reputation Management)

"Alex is really knowledgeable, super-fast with responses and very nice to deal with" – Chambers UK 2024 (Defamation/Reputation Management)

"Alex is very good.  He is very knowledgeable, practical and responsive.  He is a pleasure to work with" – Chambers UK 2024 (Media & Entertainment: Publishing)

"Alex Wilson is a real future star. Enthusiastic, engaged and dynamic." - Legal 500 UK 2023

"Stand-out partners [include] Alex Wilson, who is very quick, knowledgeable and practical in the advice he gives."  - Legal 500 2023 (Media and Entertainment)

"Alex Wilson highly deserves his recent promotion to the partnership. He has an impressive practice and good judgement." - Legal 500 2023 (Reputation Management)

"Alex Wilson is a real future star. Enthusiastic, engaged and dynamic." - Legal 500 2023  (Data protection, privacy and cybersecurtity)

Next Generation Partner - Legal 500 2023 (Reputation Management)

Up and Coming – Chambers UK 2023 (Defamation/Reputation Management)

"Very hard-working with great judgement." - Legal 500 2022 (Reputation Management)

"Alex Wilson [has] an impressive defamation practice which includes handling contentious matters and giving pre-publication advice.  He's an effective litigator and negotiator." - Chambers UK 2022 (Defamation / Reputation Management)

"He's really good with clients and has sound commercial judgement." - Chambers UK 2021 (Defamation / Reputation Management)

"Alex Wilson is very impressive and works quickly and efficiently." - Chambers UK 2021 (Defamation / Reputation Management)

"Alex Wilson is a true star, bringing skill and judgement well beyond his years." - Legal 500 UK 2021 (Reputation Management)

Relevant work

Duke of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Limited [2023] EWHC 3120 (KB), [2022] EWHC 1755 (QB)

Harcombe & Kendrick v Associated Newspapers Limited & Anr [2022] EWHC 543 (QB)

Greenstein v Campaign Against Antisemitism [2021] EWCA Civ 1006, [2020] EWHC 2951 (QB), [2019] EWHC 281 (QB)

Elphicke v Times Newspapers Limited [2019] EWHC 3563 (QB)

Brewdog Plc & Anr v Frank Public Relations Limited [2020] EWHC 1276 (QB)

Winstone & Ors v MGN Limited [2019] EWHC 265 (Ch) 

Various Claimants v MGN Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 350, [2018] EWHC 708 (Ch)

Frost & Ors v MGN Limited; Miller v Associated Newspapers Limited [2017] UKSC 33

Gulati & Ors v MGN Limited [2015] EWCA Civ 1291, [2015] EWHC 1482 (Ch)