We are a leading media and communications litigation team with an outstanding reputation. We act for corporates and individuals based in the UK and overseas.
Our expertise is in all areas of media and communications disputes with a particular focus on English High Court litigation, including obtaining urgent injunctions.
The department is led by Ryan Dunleavy, who has worked as a journalist for the national press, as a senior lawyer for a global media organisation, and as an expert media and communications litigator.
We have the skills, expertise and depth to conduct groundbreaking, complex and high-value disputes.
We have unrivalled experience in putting together innovative costs arrangements. The use of third party funding, after-the-event insurance and risk-sharing fee agreements enable our clients to manage risk and litigate from a position of financial strength.
Cybersecurity and Data
Media and Communications
"They work hand in glove with you and can compete with the big firms"Chambers
"Stewarts has a go-to commercial litigation practice with strength in a number of fields"The Legal 500
"We find them excellent in terms of their tactical and strategic approach to running the case"Chambers
Meet the Media Disputes team
Our team are experts in the media sector.
We deal with matters in the UK courts and in foreign jurisdictions, as well as in relation to complaints made to UK regulators.
Stewarts Private - Dispute Management
Stewarts Private is a dedicated dispute management service that helps our clients avoid, manage and resolve disputes. We provide strategic advice to assist in navigating serious, complex and challenging situations.