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.
Associates to Watch – Chambers UK 2022
"Alex Wilson is a senior associate with an impressive defamation practice which includes handling contentious matters and giving pre-publication advice. He's an effective litigator and negotiator." - Chambers UK 2022
"Very hard-working with great judgement." - The Legal 500 UK 2022
Alex Wilson is a senior associate with an impressive defamation practice which includes handling contentious matters and giving pre-publication advice. - Chambers UK 2021
"He's really good with clients and has sound commercial judgement." - Chambers UK 2021
"Alex Wilson is very impressive and works quickly and efficiently." - Chambers UK 2021
Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2021
"Alex Wilson is a true star, bringing skill and judgement well beyond his years." - The Legal 500 UK 2021