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Nick McAleenan


0161 836 8939
07342 998 106

Nick is a Partner in our litigation team.

He is a reputation management, data and media lawyer who has extensive experience of handling high profile and complex disputes and other sensitive legal matters. 

Nick advises individuals and organisations on a wide range of issues, including: defamation, privacy, harassment, breach of confidence and data protection law.  

He regularly acts in reputation management and privacy disputes arising from online and social media publications.  He also acts in matters involving broadcasters and newspapers, as well as in cases involving campaigners, pressure groups and trade unions.

Nick has extensive experience of data breach litigation, contentious data subject requests (particularly data subject “access” requests), ICO investigations, handling security incidents, and cyber and computer hacking cases. He has experience of group and multi-party litigation, and represented over 10,000 claimants in the UK’s first UK data breach class action, Various Claimants v Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC, which reached the Supreme Court.  

He also handles information law issues, such as matters concerning the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations.

In addition, he has worked on a wide range of cases, from “phone-hacking” and super-injunctions, through to public enquiries and providing retained media law advice to publishers. He has been involved in many precedent cases.

Nick is ranked as a Leading Individual for Media and Entertainment law by Legal 500, which has described him as 'calmness personified', and “a specialist in handling hostile media coverage".  “Nick McAleenan an 'authoritative' figure in the market, regularly instructed by nationally-known clients for reputation management cases.” He has appeared in The Lawyer magazine’s “Hot 100” lawyers.

Nick joined us in 2022 and operates across our office locations.