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    Anna is a Senior Paralegal in our Media Disputes department.

    Having joined Hamlins in September 2021 as a Paralegal, Anna works on a variety of matters including defamation claims, privacy proceedings and the ongoing phone hacking litigation against News Group Newspapers and Mirror Group Newspapers. Anna was promoted to Senior Paralegal in September 2022.

    She has experience across various stages of the dispute resolution process, including conducting pre-action research, drafting letters of claim, analysing disclosure, drafting witness statements and helping prepare for settlement negotiations.

    Anna is currently assisting in bringing claims for misuse of private information against television broadcaster Channel 5 in relation to their intrusive ‘fly on the wall’ documentary programme Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away!

    Anna graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2019 with a BA in History, before achieving a Distinction in her Masters in Law & Legal Practice at BPP University in 2021.


    “Dealing with Hamlins has been a joy. They swiftly dealt with my case & wrapped it up quicker then I could have imagined, with an outstanding result.”

    Lisa Butcher, former model and television presenter (Britain’s Next Top Model & What Not to Wear)

    “Working with Hamlins has been a smooth and stress-free experience. Daniel Shaw, Anna Seal and Angus Page have been an efficient and reassuring team at all times, inspiring confidence with their knowledgeable input, integrity and understanding. I felt in extremely safe hands with their advice which was affirming and never over-reaching, guided to decisions with which I felt comfortable and which I felt correct. I could not have felt more pleased with the outcome and would work with them all again without hesitation.”

    Alison Owen, Oscar nominated and BAFTA Award winning film producer and executive

    ‘Alex and the team involved in our case were absolutely fantastic. They were very understanding, caring and thoughtful. They made us feel very comfortable whenever they dealt with us. Very genuine, kind and decent company to deal with. Would highly recommend. They got us the justice we deserved and we appreciate everything they’ve done for us.’

    Clare & Paul Wylie (private individuals)

    ‘From our initial meeting to our final communications after receiving our long and hard-fought for damages, the entire team at Hamlins has been nothing less than exemplary. Every email has been answered promptly and efficiently, every phone call handled professionally. Meeting Alex and the team on numerous occasions has proved them to be empathetic, understanding, professional and driven to get the right and just result. We were anxious before our first meeting but Alex, Lauren, Meera and Anna were all extremely friendly, professional and understanding of the horrible experiences we had received from C5. Those feelings were swept aside in minutes. The level of respect and understanding we were treated with was first-rate. Having had bad service from solicitors in the past, we can honestly say that Hamlins are in a class of their own. We would recommend them without hesitation.’

    Stuart and Clare Marler (private individuals)

    ‘I am so pleased Channel 5 has publicly apologised to us to today for the serious invasion of our privacy. The programme has caused us great distress and I feel that we can now start to put this behind us.  I would like to thank the fantastic Hamlins Media Disputes department – in particular Alex Cochrane, Lauren Twidale, Daniel Shaw, Meera Khunti and Anna Seal – for fighting our corner and obtaining justice on our behalf’.

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    Work Highlights

      • David Cunningham v MGN – helped achieve a successful settlement for our client against Mirror Group at an advanced stage of proceedings, including drafting witness statements and assisting with settlement discussions.
      • Various v News Group Newspapers – assisted clients in bringing their individual claims against The Sun and News of the World for voicemail interception and other unlawful forms of information gathering as part of the established phone hacking litigation.
      • Supported the team in providing pre-action advice to a international pharmaceutical company in relation to a potential defamation action against a television broadcaster, including undertaking research into the regulatory side of the law.


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