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Schilling, Keith

Keith Schilling has worked at the heart of reputational law for three decades and is regarded as an eminent practitioner in his field (Chambers & Partners 2014).

Keith Schilling

Named as one of the Top Ten leading lawyers in the UK by The Times newspaper in 2008 and a Top Ten UK SuperLawyer in 2013, in 2014 he was also named in the Debrett’s 500 as one of Britain’s most influential achievers and in the the Citywealth Leaders’ List as one of the top five leading lawyers in reputation management.

Schilling has long been a pioneer for change. In 2004, he secured a landmark ruling by the House of Lords, creating a right of privacy in England. This pioneering attitude has also led Schilling to introduce risk consulting and cyber-security services to complement the firm’s award-winning reputation and privacy protection practice.

Working with leading international corporations and high-profile individuals, he provides strategic advice on reputation and privacy threats. Having seen the nature of privacy and reputation threats evolve, he is often now involved in providing advice on issues that emanate from digital or non-traditional media sources using his expertise in cyber, copyright, data protection and commercial litigation.

Schilling also works extensively in divorce and family law, where his expertise in handling consequential media issues involving threats to privacy and reputation of those involved is highly valued.

Under his leadership, Schillings has won the Spears Award for ‘Reputation and privacy firm of the year’ for the past three years running.

He says: ‘Over the past few years, the rules of privacy, many of which we pioneered, have changed immeasurably. Suddenly every man, woman and dog armed with an internet-enabled device has the potential to influence the news agenda.

‘Ensuring privacy in the new world order of social media is a lot more sophisticated than mere curtailment. Much of the reason we changed our licence from just a law firm was so we could develop the wider set of practices needed to protect our clients in this much more complex and far-reaching media landscape.’

This content was originally sourced from the Schillings website.

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