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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.


“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 & 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 & Partners, 2018

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

Legal 500, 2017

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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