Swan Turton is pleased to announce that Rupert Grey has joined the firm.
Rupert was for a number of years a partner with Farrer & Co and is well known in the profession and the media as a defamation and privacy expert. He is ranked by independent legal directories Chambers and The Legal 500 as one of the UK’s leading experts in the field of defamation and privacy law.
Rupert has wide experience of pre-publication advice to national and provincial papers as well as dealing with claims: his clients include educational and other national institutions and well-known individuals.
In addition to defamation Rupert is an expert in copyright and the law relating to photography. He advises photographers and syndication agencies on all aspects of copyright law, and regularly lectures and gives seminars in the UK and overseas on aspects of media law. He joins our thriving privacy, defamation and photography practices.
Julian Turton commented: “We are absolutely delighted to be joined by Rupert who is one of the leading practitioners in his chosen fields. This is great news for us and for our clients.”
Rupert Grey added: “Libel has been joined by privacy as the major headache for editors, and the balance between press freedom on the one hand and reputation and privacy on the other has been constantly recalibrated by the courts. I am extremely pleased to be joining a team with such a wide range of expertise in this and allied fields.
“On a personal note I look forward to harnessing my enjoyment of media and entertainment law to my passion for photography.”