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    Lauren is an Associate in the Entertainment, Media and IP Department.

    Lauren has experience with a range of commercial litigation matters with a particular focus on the media sector with defamation, privacy, reputation management, data protection and copyright infringement claims.

    Lauren has extensive experience with phone-hacking claims, assisting with claims brought by individuals against both News Group Newspapers and Mirror Group Newspapers.

    Lauren has experience with internet take down requests in relation to defamatory content published online, and removal from search engines based on the ‘right to be forgotten’.

    Lauren assists in copyright infringement claims brought by leading UK collecting societies Phonographic Performance Limited and PRS For Music.

    Lauren also assists with general commercial litigation matters for a range of clients including timeshare and holiday companies as well as a large hotel brand.

    Lauren graduated from the University of Sussex in 2013 before completing the LPC at the University of Law, attaining a Distinction. Lauren joined Hamlins in 2015, becoming a Trainee Solicitor in 2016 and qualifying in 2018.

    Recommendations

    ‘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’.

    Louise Pardoe (private individual)

    ‘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)

    ‘Hamlins LLP and in particular Alex Cochrane, Lauren Twidale and Meera Khunti in their Media Team, made the process of my claim very simple. I felt supported and that they acted in my best interests at all times. A truly professional and personable team who I would highly recommend.’

    Laurun Potts (private individual)

    “Hamlins have represented me on 2 separate occasions and I would highly recommend them to anyone in my position! Not only did I get fantastic results but I felt very comfortable with everything along the way! Great friendly professional people who are simply the best at what they do!”

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    Work Highlights

      • Turley v Unite and Walker – acting for the Claimant in a claim for libel, breach of the Data Protection Act, and misuse of private information/ breach of confidence in relation to an article published on an online blog.
      • Ali and Aslam v Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited – acting for the Claimants in the landmark case against Channel 5 for the misuse of private information relating to the broadcast of a couple’s eviction from their home on the television programme “Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away”.
      • Various v News Group Newspapers – assisting the team in their role as Lead Solicitor in the group phone-hacking litigation as well as advising Claimants on their individual claims against the News of the World and the Sun for misuse of private information by voicemail interception and other unlawful information gathering.
      • Various v Mirror Group Newspapers – advising individual Claimants in bringing claims against the Mirror Group newspapers for misuse of private information by voicemail interception and other unlawful information gathering.

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