Michael Yates

Senior Counsel

Michael Yates

Michael is an information litigator and reputation management specialist. He advises high net worth and high-profile individuals and companies on reputation, privacy and contentious information and media law issues.

He specialises in defamation, privacy, breach of confidence, harassment, blackmail, data protection, right to be forgotten and subject access requests, malicious falsehood and copyright law, as well as regulatory complaints. He regularly advises on injunctions against the media or malicious third parties, and on reporting restrictions and privacy issues in divorce, Norwich Pharmacal and coroners' proceedings. He also stops stories and unlawful disclosures and obtains apologies, damages and online takedowns.

He is ranked as a ‘Star Associate’ and an ‘Associate to Watch’ in the field of Reputation Management in Chambers & Partners and recognised as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in Legal 500. He is recommended in Spears magazine.

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Global Data Hub - November - Cybersecurity

Data breach litigation latest: the floodgates are still closed in the UK

Michael Yates and Andi Terziu look at the lessons from recent data breach litigation.

8 November 2022

by Michael Yates and Andi Terziu

4 of 7 Insights

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Transparency – Here to Stay

4 February 2022
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by multiple authors

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Private wealth

Private wealth group celebrates market recognition for reputation management

2 February 2022

by Niri Shanmuganathan and Michael Yates

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Working Data Centre
Global Data Hub - February - Data protection, freedom of expression, journalism and the media

Data protection claims in media law cases – where are we now?

Michael Yates and Andi Terziu look at recent decisions.

2 January 2022

by Michael Yates and Andi Terziu

1 of 5 Insights

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