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Société Générale

Advising on defamation (libel) proceedings against Associated Newspapers Limited in relation to an article published in the Mail on Sunday in August 2011

JJB Sports

Advising in relation to defamation issues arising out of the media coverage of its restructuring and refinancing

Lord Sugar

Advising in his successful proceedings against the Daily Mail for libel (along with many defamation matters) obtaining apologies (and damages and costs) from most national newspapers on numerous matters

Italian and French individuals and corporate defendants

Advising in high profile privacy, libel and trade mark claims brought by Sir Martin Sorrell, worldwide CEO of the media and advertising group WPP and his ex-girlfriend, Daniela Weber. The breach of privacy and trade mark infringement claims related to material which was heard in private by the Court. The libel claim related to statements posted on an internet blog

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Primark

Advising on its successful complaint against the BBC over broadcast of the Panorama programme which included faked footage of Primark's supply chain

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