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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Protecting corporate reputation: a short guide

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Transparency – Here to Stay

4 February 2022
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by multiple authors

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Private wealth group celebrates market recognition for reputation management

2 February 2022

by Niri Shanmuganathan and Michael Yates

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Content regulation – what to expect in 2022

Our IP & Media team look at legal and regulatory issues which will impact content next year and how to prepare.

3 December 2021

by multiple authors

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Lloyd v Google – right claim, wrong law?

11 November 2021
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