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    Alex is a Senior Associate in our Media and Entertainment team.

    He is a media disputes lawyer with a wealth of experience in defamation, privacy and harassment claims.  Alex has acted for many high profile figures, particularly in the sports and entertainment sectors, and he has considerable expertise in disputes involving social media and online reputational issues.

    He has been listed in the Legal 500 as a “recommended lawyer” since 2015 and recognised for his legal acumen in the prestigious Chambers & Partners directory since 2018.

    Recommendations

    ‘Alexander Cochrane (Associate to Watch) is a senior associate who is noted for his expertise in advising claimants on a wide range of critical reputational matters including defamation and privacy issues.’ Sources say ‘he’s a very capable lawyer’ who ‘is very experienced and very strategic in his advice’.

    Chambers and Partners 2021 - Defamation/Reputation Management

    ‘Senior associate Alexander Cochrane (Associate to Watch) is noted for his expertise in advising claimants on a wide range of critical reputational matters including defamation and privacy issues.’

    Chambers and Partners 2020 - Defamation/Reputation Management

    ‘Alex Cochrane brings with him a wealth of knowledge from previous firms. Very strategic approach.’

    Legal 500 2020 - Reputation Management - Testimonial

    ‘Alex Cochrane is considered by interviewees to be a “technically excellent lawyer” who “knows his law and is extremely good with clients”.  He advises clients on all aspects of reputation management, including defamation, privacy and harassment claims.’

    Chambers and Partners 2019

    ‘The extremely able and astute Alex Cochrane has considerable experience in handling defamation and privacy-related litigation.  He has been active in phone hacking litigation and frequently acts on matters related to online libel and harassment.’

    Chambers and Partners 2018

    ‘Alex Cochrane gains clients’ trust through a mixture of an authoritative yet friendly personality, coupled with outstanding legal expertise’.

    Legal 500 2017

    ‘Alex and the team at Hamlins have been superb, managing my claim to a very successful outcome and the whole thing ran like clockwork.’

    Danny Murphy, former Liverpool and England footballer

    ‘My experience of Hamlins has been nothing short of excellent. Throughout the 3 years of working with them, Chris and Alex (and the rest of the team) guided me through the process with patience and diligence. I followed their advice and reached a fantastic outcome in my cases. Thank you Hamlins!’

    Patrick Walden, lead guitarist in the band Babyshambles

    ‘I was really delighted with the efficient way that Alex, Chris and the rest of the team at Hamlins dealt with my claim – it was professional and timely and executed in a way that was understandable to a non-lawyer!’

    Noel Fielding, comedian

    ‘I can’t thank Alex and the rest of the team at Hamlins enough for their absolutely sterling work.’

    Rhodri Giggs

    ‘Alex conducted my case with considerable skill to a very successful outcome.  I would like to thank him and the wider Hamlins team for the expertise and professionalism they have shown throughout.’

    Kenny Logan, retired Scottish rugby union player

    ‘Hamlins couldn’t have provided a better service. They were dealing with a potentially sensitive issue on my behalf and continually made me feel comfortable and listened to. Alex Cochrane was both practical and supportive and the whole process was very straight forward with a more than satisfactory resolution.’

    Miranda Raison, actress

    ‘Alex, thank you for everything that you did during this case, the step by step guidance from you has been fantastic and the confidence and trust that you have from myself is at the very highest mark I could give.’

    Matt Ginvert, sports agent

    ‘I am grateful for Alex’s calm and professional approach throughout the duration of my claim. He steered the process through to a successful outcome and communicated effectively throughout, leaving me in no doubt that I was in the best hands. Thank you to Alex and the team at Hamlins for all the excellent work you did on my behalf.’

    Emma Priestley, television producer

    ‘I would like to thank Hamlins and especially Alex Cochrane, Christopher Hutchings and everyone else who dealt with my case. The team could not have been more thorough, conscientious and robust in their approach, and yet again I can’t thank them enough, and I couldn’t be more delighted with the outcome.’

    Jane Collie

    ‘I’m so grateful to Hamlins – to Chris, Alex and Isabelle in particular – for all the hard work you have put in for a successful conclusion to my claim.  I have been impressed by your professionalism, courtesy and the care shown to me throughout the duration of my claim.  I have no hesitation in recommending Hamlins to anybody in similar circumstances.’

    Freelance Investigative Journalist

    Work Highlights

      Alex has worked on a large number of complex libel disputes, with a particular highlight being the successful claim international cricketer Chris Cairns brought against Indian businessman Lalit Modi in what was the UK’s first Twitter libel (“Twibel”) trial.

      Alex has obtained injunctions for high-net-worth individuals in respect of urgent privacy and harassment matters, including an anonymised injunction to prevent the distribution of intimate photographs of a client.

      Alex has also represented a large number of claimants in the phone hacking litigation against both News Group Newspapers Ltd and Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd.

       

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