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Company

Stewarts

Position

Partner

Index

Legal

Reputation Managers

Reputation & Privacy Lawyers

Advice type

Litigation

Crisis management

Client types

Celebrities

HNW

UHNW

Geographical focus

Russia

United Arab Emirates

Sector focus

Legal Advisory Services

Profile

Emily Cox

Description

A former Magic Circle litigator who spent five years defending Rupert Murdoch’s News Group in court and arbitration, newcomer Emily Cox makes a powerful addition to Stewarts’ media disputes team.

How does Cox – who practised at Linklaters for 11 years before heading up media litigation for the consumer affairs champion Which? – define her approach? ‘I believe in clear and commercial advice, delivering difficult messages when necessary,’ she says.

That means providing would-be litigants with a realistic assessment of their case right off the bat. ‘Clients need confidence that you will tell them when a case is or is not worth pursuing for legal, financial or tactical reasons, rather than simply what you think they want to hear,’ she adds.

She points to her rich dispute background – handling both the High Court and arbitration proceedings of the phone hacking group trial – as giving her the edge when it comes to most reputation lawyers. ‘My diverse experience allows me to stay one step ahead when it comes to strategic and creative thinking,’ she says.

She has particular expertise when it comes to defamation, misuse of private information, breach of confidence and data protection cases, as well as experience of working for clients in crisis situations.

Having previously handled seminal cases in the technology sector, she keeps a close eye on the development of regulation around online harms, including cases involving social media defamation and revenge porn. ‘It will be fascinating to see how enforcement starts to catch up,’ she says.

Rank: Recommended

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