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Taylor Hampton Solicitors Limited
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DX232 London Chancery Lane
Mark Lewis: Media law, libel, privacy, reputation management, confidentiality and intellectual property.
'Intellectually Powerful' Chambers and Partners
Mark Lewis is a consultant who brings over 20 years experience in libel, privacy, confidentiality and intellectual property. He devised the "phone-hacking" (see main page for updates) claims, adding to the skill set of reputation managers enabling challenge to be made to the source of the story as well as to the story itself.
His experience extends to complex scientific libels, defending Dr Peter Wilmshurst amongst others from libel actions, to the defence of financial institutions, and football fans who blogged. Mark has a significant Claimant practice covering individuals who are subject to press intrusion, to high profile footballers and boxers, as well as celebrities. Mark has advised "soap stars" on the protection of their reputation. A significant part of Mark's practice relates to the protection of privacy and the impact of European Law on the domestic rights of victims of intrusion.
Mark has undertaken many intellectual property cases, and advises on the protection of "image rights". Several of Mark's cases have been reported in the legal press and are used as precedents. Mark prides himself on being a problem solver who tries to use the law to achieve the desired effect.
Direct Dial: 020 7427 5978
8 November 2011Jeremy Paxman, BBC Newsnight. Interview with Mark Lewis of Taylor Hampton Solicitors >>
7 November 2011
Guardian: News of the World hired investigators to spy on hacking victims ...>>
Mark Lewis, who has represented victims of phone hacking including the ... that Harris was having an affair with a Manchester solicitor and other false ...
3 November 2011
Press Gazette: The 'six possible sources' for Guardian's hacking scoop>>
By Andrew Pugh Phone-hacking lawyer Mark Lewis has added Glenn Mulcaire's solicitors to the list of potential sources for The Guardian's bombshell story on ...
16 July 2011
Rupert Murdoch 'sorry' in newspaper adverts>>
National newspapers are running a full-page advert with a signed apology from Rupert Murdoch over "serious wrongdoing" by the News of the World.
Online: Murdoch apologises over News of the World scandal>>
MARK LEWIS: The Dowler family told him his papers should lead the way to set the standard of honesty and decency in the field. RACHAEL BROWN: Mr Lewis says he's never seen anyone hold their head in their hands so many times. MARK LEWIS: He said the ...
Mail: Pressure grew on Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to block Mr Murdoch's
bid to ...>>
Mr and Mrs Dowler's solicitor, Mark Lewis, said the 'heinous' actions could have jeopardised the police inquiry as messages were deliberately deleted from Milly's phone to create space for new ones.
Post:Press boss under the cosh after ˜sickening" new hacking
“I hope you all realise it is inconceivable that I knew or worse, sanctioned these appalling allegations.” The Dowler family solicitor, Mark Lewis, said: “If she didn't know what was happening, what was she doing as editor?”
Scotland: Dowlers seek Milly hacking damages>>
Solicitor Mark Lewis revealed the Dowlers were informed of the development by Scotland Yard officers shortly before the trial of Bellfield, who was convicted of her murder. Mr Lewis said: “Sally and Bob Dowler have been through so much grief and trauma ...
5th July 2011
Independent: News International boss Rebekah Brooks 'appalled' by Milly
"Our lawyers have also written to their solicitor Mark Lewis to ask him to show us any of the evidence he has so we can swiftly take the appropriate action. "At the moment we only know what we have read. "Since 2006, when the Metropolitan Police ...
News of the World Involved in Two New Hacking Scandals>>
The Dowlers' family lawyer, Mark Lewis, also issued a statement saying, “It is distress heaped upon tragedy to learn that the News of the World had no humanity at such a terrible time." The statement continued: “The fact that [News of the World ...
Independent: PM condemns 'dreadful' hacking of Milly Dowler's phone>>
Solicitor Mark Lewis said the "heinous" and "despicable" actions could have jeopardised the police investigation. Scotland Yard officers contacted Mr and Mrs Dowler about the hacking allegations in April, a month before Levi Bellfield went on trial for ...
News: Brooks 'Sickened' By Hacking Claim>>
The Dowlers' solicitor, Mark Lewis, told Sky News they wanted a public inquiry to establish facts which may not emerge during any future criminal trials. He said it was up to Ms Brooks' "personal conscience" whether she resigned - although she should ...
Guardian.co.uk: Sally and Bob Dowler's lawyer spoke of the distress
the pair felt upon hearing that their daughter's voicemails were hacked
26 November 2010 Guardian.co.uk
PCC makes formal apology for Buscombe's phone-hacking remarks
The Press Complaints Commission, which oversees the newspaper industry's editorial code, today found itself in the embarrassing position of formally apologising and paying damages for misleading remarks made by its chairman, Lady Buscombe
See full article.
26 November 2010 MARK LEWIS Claimant
-v-COMMISSIONER FOR THE METROPOLITAN POLICE
The Press Complaints Commission and Baroness Buscombe express regret in Court over a statement made about Mark Lewis concerning evidence he gave to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Culture Media & Sport on Phone Hacking. Mark Lewis was represented by Taylor Hampton Solicitors
Read the full statement here.
25 November 2010 5pm: Alan Titchmarsh Show ITV
Mark Lewis provides advice to the Alan Titchmarsh Show on Privacy Law and expectations surrounding the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
4 October 2010 Channel 4 Dispatches
Tabloids, Tories and Telephone Hacking
Channel 4 Dispatches examines allegations that during Andy Coulson's time as editor of News of the World, phone hacking was a routine practice at the paper and carried out with his knowledge.
4 October 2010 Greenslade Blog,
Mosley and McMullan 'star' in News of the World phone-hacking debate.
8 September 2910 The
A handful of lawyers is working its way through the tangled web that is the alleged phone hacking scandal to have engulfed the News of the World (NoW). But there is one lawyer in particular who has led the way in the legal fight against the tabloid: Taylor Hampton consultant Mark Lewis. In June 2008 Lewis secured the first settlement from the NoW over the alleged phone hacking, acting for Profession Footballers Association (PFA) chief executive Gordon Taylor.
14 September 2010 BBC News
Police quiz ex-News of the World reporter over hacking.
The former News of the World reporter at the centre of phone hacking allegations has been questioned by police, his solicitor has said.
14 September 2010 BBC News
Coogan and Tarrant linked to phone-hacking row. Comic Steve Coogan and presenter Chris Tarrant are the latest public figures to be linked to the row over the News of the World's alleged phone-hacking
6 September 2010 The Guardian
Why won't the PCC act over phone hacking? Mark Lewis, The Guardian. Press watchdog knew about the latest allegations at the News of the World in June but has done nothing.
6th September The Guardian
2010 PCC attacks MPs' report: Regulator criticises select committee's proposal for new powers and defends record over phone-hacking and McCann case:
Read More: www.guardian.co.uk
1st September 2010 New York Times
Tabloid Hack Attack on Royals, and Beyond:
Read more: www.nytimes.com
4th Speptember 2010
Jowell's revelations add to Coulson's discomfort - and Cameron's:
Read more: www.independent.co.uk
Jan 2010 Journalism.co.uk
Mark Lewis: Libel law’s ‘killing effect’ January 29th, 2010Posted by Judith Townend in Editors' pick, Journalism, Legal Mark Lewis, the solicitor-advocate in Manchester who currently represents Dr Peter Wilmshurst, has written an excellent piece on the need for libel reform, in the Solicitors’ Journal. “When the law is so bad that it leaves you speechless it needs changing,” he writes.
Nov 26 2009 Sunday Times
Cardiologist will fight libel case ‘to defend free speech’ Mark Henderson, Science Editor. A British doctor who is being sued for libel after criticising an American company’s research has pledged to turn the action into a test case for freedom of speech.